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Durham Centre for Classical Reception


Durham is one of the world's leading centres for research in Classical Reception. Interests in the field range from Professor Barbara Graziosi's work on Homer, to Dr Nora Goldschmidt's examination of the role played by ancient fragments in the discourses of modernism. Dr David Ashurst (English Studies) is one of the world's leading experts in the medieval reception of Alexander the Great. Professor David Cowling (Modern Languages and Cultures) has special expertise in one of the greatest printers of classical texts, Henri Estienne. Professor Richard Gameson (History) holds the recently established Chair in the History of the Book. Professor Richard Hingley (Archaeology) has written the 'biography' of Hadrian's Wall.

Durham has hosted several major research projects in the field of Classical Reception. Notably, Professor Graziosi recently received a major grant from the European Research Council for the 'Living Poets' project, which aims to develop a new approach to classical poetry, based on how listeners and readers imagined the Greek and Roman poets.

On this page, you can explore some recent publications by members of the Centre.