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Peter Agocs
Greek lyric song, especially Pindar and Bacchylides; genre in ancient literature; narrative in Greek lyric; collective memory.

Rosa Andújar
Greek literature, especially tragedy, Lucian, and the ancient novel; reception of Greek drama.

Jenny Bryan
Ancient philosophy, especially Plato and the Presocratics.

Stephen Colvin
Greek language, dialect and literature; Mycenaean Greek; historical linguistics and sociolinguistics

Clare Foster
Classical Reception Studies; the performance of tradition; theatricality; adaptation and the concept of ‘the classic’.

Nikolaos Gonis
Documentary and literary papyrology; Egypt from Augustus to the Abbasids; later Greek poetry; early Christian literature

Rosie Harman
Greek historiography and ethnography; identity; the politics of representation.

Dimitra Kokkini
Greek literature; Greek drama, gender studies, masculinities, cultural history

Miriam Leonard
Greek literature and philosophy; reception; history of modern European thought; critical theory

Fiachra Mac Góráin
Augustan poetry, especially Virgil; Virgilian exegesis; Dionysus in Latin poetry; intertextuality; the reception of Virgil in Ireland.

Antony Makrinos
Homer; scholarship in Byzantium (esp. reception of the Homeric text with emphasis on allegorical interpretation); modern receptions.

Gesine Manuwald [Head of Department]
Roman drama; Roman epic; Cicero’s speeches; reception studies, esp. Neo-Latin

Mairéad McAuley
Early imperial Roman literature, especially Neronian and Flavian, tragedy and epic; gender and genre in Latin poetry.

Phiroze Vasunia
Greek literature and culture; imperialism and colonialism; the Classical tradition; conceptions of Greek prose; cross-cultural interaction in antiquity.

Maria Wyke
Latin literature, especially Roman love poetry; ancient gender and sexuality;
reception studies, especially Julius Caesar, Rome on film, classics and popular culture.

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Chris Carey
Greek literature, especially archaic Greek poetry, oratory, drama 

Luke Houghton
Latin poetry and its reception in later art and literature, particularly during the late medieval and early Renaissance periods

Marigold Norbye
Medieval manuscripts; medieval chronicles; the history of history writing; medieval libraries; the transmission of ancient history

Steven Kaye
Morphological typology, grammaticalization theory, the development of the Indo-European verb system, and the documentation and description of minority languages.

Nick Zair
Indo-European linguistics; in particular the Italic and Celtic language families.

Professors emeriti and Senior Research Fellows (honorary)

Alan Griffiths
Greek poetry and mythology; Herodotos

Herwig Maehler
Literary and documentary papyri; Ptolemaic Egypt; Homer; Greek lyric

Gerard O'Daly
Late Latin literature; ancient and early Christian philosophy

Honorary Research Fellows

Anastasia Bakogianni 

Philippa Bather

Giulia Biffis

Brenda Griffith-Williams

Steven J. Green

Theodora Hadjimichael

Maria Kanellou

Margaret Mountford

Ioannis Lambrou

Styliani Papastamati

Andreas Serafim

Naoko Yamagata

Vasiliki Zali

Mary Moloney
Departmental Manager

David Alabaster
Finance and Events Administrator 

Stephanie Dutton
Teaching and Reception Administrative Assistant