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Staff Research Interests

Staff research interests are broad in geographical, chronological and disciplinary terms, including ancient philosophy and science, the ancient near east, and late antiquity, alongside strengths in classical literature and history.


Research track staff interests


Research Interests

Dr Caroline Barron

Latin epigraphy, epigraphic forgery, the history of collecting, the city of Rome, Roman Tripolitania and the provincial experience under Rome.

Dr Erica Bexley

Seneca, Lucan, Roman Tragedy, Roman Comedy, Neronian Rome, Stoic Philosophy,

performance theory (ancient and modern)

Dr Guilia Bonasio

Ancient philosophy, ethics, epistemology, moral psychology, ancient Greek literature, ancient Greek lyric poetry, history of emotions, Medieval philosophy, reception of Aristotle's philosophy, virtue ethics and virtue epistemology. 

Dr Andrea Capra

Greek Literature and civilisation, including lyric poetry, Aristophanes, the Greek novel and its modern reception, the ancient reception of Homer and above all , Plato's dialogues

Prof. Serafina Cuomo

The history of science and technology in the ancient Greek and Roman world

Dr Chris De Lisle

Greek epigraphy, numismatics, Hellenistic history, ancient Sicily, Athens under Rome

Assoc. Prof Dr Thorsten Fögen

Latin literature, esp. from the late Republic (1st century B.C.) until the early Empire (1st and 2nd centuries A.D.). Special interests e.g.: ancient technical texts, epistolography, animals in antiquity, history of linguistic ideas

Dr George Gazis

Archaic Greek epic and lyric in general and the Homeric epics, also Athenian drama

Prof. Roy Gibson

Augustan poetry, Ovid, Propetius, Greek and Roman epistolography, Pliny the Younger, the Ad Familiares of Cicero, and modern commentaries on ancient texts.

Dr Nathan Gilbert

Cicero's philosophical works, Epicureanism and the herculaneum papyri, Metrodorus, the social history of ancient philosophy particularly in Republican Rome

Prof. Nora Goldschmidt

Latin poetry, Classical reception, cultural memory, biography and biofiction, fragments and fragmentation, Classics' after theory', interdisciplinary approaches to Classics

Prof. Peter Heslin

Latin Poetry, reception of Latin poetry, Roman painting, humanities computing

Prof. Phil Horky

Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics & Epistemology, Cosmology, Intellectual History, Political Philosophy, Ancient Greek Literature

Prof. Jennifer Ingleheart

Ovid, Ovidian exile and its reception, Politics and Latin poetry, Reception of Latin poetry, Reception of Roman homosexuality, Sex and censorship, The history of homosexuality, Catullus

Dr Lucy Jackson

Greek drama in the Classical period (c500-323 BCE), ancient Greek choral performance, ancient Greek literature, Classical receptions of the 21st century, theatre history

Prof. Ted Kaizer

Local identities in the Classical Levant, Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, Social and religious history of the Roman Near East

Prof. Polly Low

Epigraphy, Greek historiography, particularly Thucydides, Greek political history

Dr Katherine McDonald

Ancient linguistics, languages and epigraphy of ancient Italy, history of multilingualism and migration

Prof. Ed Richardson

Classical Reception Studies, Alexander the Great, Historiography, Tragedy and Performance

Dr Alberto Rigolio

Late Antiquity, Syriac Studies, Early Christianity, Greek Imperial Literature and Philosophy, The Graeco-Syro-Arabic Translation Movement

Dr Edmund Thomas

Roman Architecture, Monumentality, Roman Epigraphym ,Ancient Aesthetics, Roman Sarcophagi, Classicism, Vitruvius, Light in Architecture, Spirally fluted columns

Dr Ioannis Ziogas

Latin Poetry, Greek Epic, Hellenistic Poetry, Law and Literature, Reception Studies, Intertextuality,Narratology, Gender studies