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|Alma mater||Oriel College, Oxford|
|Thesis||An historical commentary on Suetonius' Life of Caligula, with introduction (1989)|
|Doctoral advisor||Miriam T. Griffin, Fergus Millar|
|Institutions||University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|Doctoral students||Jeffrey Murray|
|Notable works||Suetonius: Life of Augustus, Cicero On Divination Book I|
Born 23 December 1959 and educated in Nottingham, UK, Wardle took an MA and a DPhil from Oxford University in the sub-faculty of Literae Humaniores. After a brief stint working for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, he came to UCT as a lecturer in August 1990 and was appointed Professor in Classics and Ancient History in 2006.
Besides numerous articles and book reviews, Wardle is the author of four monographs, which have taken the form of commentaries on key texts from the Classical period: Suetonius’ Life of Caligula (Brussels, 1994), Valerius Maximus’ Memorable Deeds and Sayings (Oxford, 1998) and Cicero’s On Divination (Oxford, 2006), and Suetonius: Life of Augustus (Oxford, 2014).
Wardle is also a former editor of the Classics journal, Acta Classica.
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