Classics and Ancient History at Durham University belongs to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and is one of the most vibrant Classics departments in the UK. Our academic staff specialise in a wide range of artistic, historical, literary, linguistic, cultural and philosophical aspects of the Graeco-Roman world. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) we were ranked tied third for internationally excellent research: 65% of our research has been rated as 4*, world leading (25%), and 3*, internationally excellent (40%). We are consistently ranked amongst the top Classics departments in the UK: third (for the third year in a row) in the 2014 Times Good University Guide [paywall], and third (for the fourth year in a row) in the 2014 Complete University Guide. We are especially proud of the fact that we hold first place in the CUG for the employment prospects of our graduates.
Friday 25 April 2014
- The Near East between Seleucids, Parthians, and Romans 8:30am to 7:30pm, Collingwood College
Sunday 6 July 2014
Selected Recent Publications
- Ed Richardson, Classical Victorians: Scholars, Scoundrels and Generals in Pursuit of Antiquity (CUP 2013)
- Barbara Graziosi, The Gods of Olympus: A History (Profile 2013)
- Nicholas Horsfall, Virgil, Aeneid 6: A Commentary (de Gruyter 2013)
- Nora Goldschmidt, Shaggy Crowns: Ennius' Annales and Virgil's Aeneid (OUP 2013)
- George Boys-Stones, Dmitri El Murr, and Christopher Gill (eds), The Platonic Art of Philosophy (OUP 2013) - a collection in honour of Christopher Rowe
- Phillip Horky, Plato and Pythagoreanism (OUP 2013)
- Johannes Haubold, Greece and Mesopotamia: Dialogues in Literature (CUP 2013)
- Johannes Haubold, Giovanni B. Lanfranchi, Robert Rollinger and John Steele (eds.), The World of Berossos (Harrassowitz 2013)
- George Boys-Stones and Christopher Rowe, The Circle of Socrates. Readings in the First-Generation Socratics (Hackett 2013)
- Edward M. Harris, The Rule of Law in Action (OUP 2013)
- Ted Kaizer, Anna Leone, Edmund Thomas and Robert Witcher (eds), Cities and Gods. Religious Space in Transition (Peeters 2013)
- P. A. Low, G. J. Oliver & P. J. Rhodes (eds), Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials: Ancient and Modern (OUP 2012)
- Christopher Rowe (ed. and trans.), Plato, Republic (Penguin 2012)
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