Professor of Greek
Telephone: 020 7679 4573
Research interests: Imperialism and colonialism, the Classical tradition, cross-cultural interaction in antiquity, the relationship between prose and poetry
Phiroze Vasunia has written on a range of texts and periods, from antiquity to the modern era. He has strong research interests in the study of cross-cultural contact, colonialism, and empire. He is the general editor of Ancients and Moderns and the co-editor, with Daniel L. Selden, of a forthcoming volume, The Oxford Handbook of the Literatures of the Roman Empire. He is also the editor of a forthcoming collection on the politics of form in Greek literature. Work in progress includes a book on postcolonialism and the study of antiquity and another book on the perceived relationship between prose and poetry. Professor Vasunia is a member of the international group on Postclassicisms and is also the co-author of a book by that name.
Professor Vasunia teaches in the Department of Greek and Latin and in the Programme in Comparative Literature. In 2019-20, he is teaching an MA course on literary criticism, and the following undergraduate courses: Interpreting Greek Literature; Epic and Empire; and How to Read Texts.
- The Oxford Handbook of the Literatures of the Roman Empire (Oxford); ed. with D. L. Selden. In progress, here.
- The Classics and Colonial India (Oxford, 2013)
- Classics and National Cultures (Oxford, 2010); ed. with S. A. Stephens
- India, Greece, and Rome, 1757 to 2007, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements, 108 (London, 2010); ed. with Edith Hall
- The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies (Oxford, 2009); ed. with G. Boys-Stones & B. Graziosi
- Zarathushtra and the Religion of Ancient Iran: The Greek and Latin Sources in Translation (Mumbai, 2007)
- The Gift of the Nile: Hellenizing Egypt from Aeschylus to Alexander (Berkeley, 2001)
For a longer list of publications, please see IRIS.