Department of Greek & Latin


Rosie Harman

Lecturer in Greek Historiography

Rosie Harman

Email: rosie.harman@ucl.ac.uk

Research interests: Greek historiography and ethnography; identity; politics of representation. 

IRIS research profile

Before joining UCL, I studied Classics at Cambridge and Nottingham Universities, and taught at Liverpool University and Trinity College, Dublin.

My research focuses on cultural representation in Classical Greek historiography, examining the construction of ethnic and political relations. I have written a monograph on Xenophon's historical narratives, which investigates how his scenes of display and spectatorship mediate cultural interaction and political conflict in the context of fourth-century BCE imperialism.




  • 'Politics and form in Xenophon', in P. Vasunia (ed.), The Politics of Form in Greek Literature, Bloomsbury (London, 2022), 179-200.
  • ‘Metahistory and the visual in Herodotus and Thucydides’, in A. Kampakoglou & A. Novokhatko (edd.) Gaze, Vision and Visuality in Greek Literature, De Gruyter (Berlin, 2018), 271-288.
  • 'Colonisation, nostos and the foreign environment in Xenophon's Anabasis', in R. F. Kennedy & M. Jones-Lewis (edd.) Identity and Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds, Routledge (London, 2016), 133-150.
  • 'Looking at the Other: Visual mediation and Greek identity in Xenophon's Anabasis' in E. Almagor & J. Skinner (edd.) Ancient Ethnography: New Approaches, Bloomsbury Publishing (London, 2013), 79-96.
  • 'A Spectacle of Greekness: Panhellenism and the visual in Xenophon's Agesilaus', in F. Hobden, G. Oliver & C. Tuplin (edd.) Xenophon: Ethical principles and historical enquiry, Brill (Leiden & Boston, Mass, 2012), 427-453.
  • 'Viewing Spartans, viewing barbarians: Visuality in Xenophon's Lakedaimonion Politeia' in S. Hodkinson (ed.), Sparta: Comparative approaches, Classical Press of Wales (Swansea, 2009), 361-382.
  • 'Viewing, power and interpretation in Xenophon's Cyropaedia' in J. Pigon (ed.), The Children of Herodotus, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle 2008), 69-91.