Department of Greek & Latin


Graduate Students

Here's a current list of our PhD students and their research topics

Black Feminist Theory in Classical Reception: Intersectional Readings of First Century BCE and CE Latin Poetry

Differentiation of point of view on female characters in Roman Comedy.

Religion and politics in Achaemenid-Greek relations.

Alice Bolland

The modern reception of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.

The outrageous violence of Seneca’s letters and tragedies.

Roman power in Hollywood film.

Linguistic variation and change in the Ancient Greek lexicon.

Greek nominal compounding.

Rachel Collier

Studies in the language of Lucian: a cognitive and sociolinguistic approach.

Liminary poems in Latin presentation manuscripts 1550-1650.

Chiara D’Agostino

Literary (Homeric) and documentary texts from Oxyrhynchus (related to educational practice).

Pietro Gaetano’s Oratio de origine et dignitate musices  (co-supervision with the Warburg Institute).

The receptions of Ancient Greek masculinities and sexualities in 21st century popular culture.

Pythagoreanism and early Greek Philosophy.

Eleftheria Katsoni

Religious practice and belief in Roman and Byzantine Egypt: An edition of papyri from Oxyrhynchus.

Patricia Lobanow Rostovsky

Cicero and the Scottish enlightenment.

Melina Lourou Terzaki

Plato and Renaissance art.

Alexandra Meghji

A Thread of One's Own: Phenomenology, Pluralism, and the Subversion of Classics in Novelistic Reworkings of Homer by Women in the Twenty-First Century

Voice and identity in the Imperial Greek novels  (co-supervision with KCL).

The female-centredness of Sappho’s synaesthesia.

Magali Perrault

The intertexts and contexts of the representations of Salome at the cinema.

Melissa Pires Da Silva

The significance of family in the Homeric and Virgilian epics and their modern literary reception.

Tomaž Potočnik

The development of modalisation paths in Latin.

The reception of Classical Antiquity in Anglophone Caribbean literature of the twenty-first century.

Early Greek and Hittite legal language.

Four Collections of Latin Poetry by Women From the 17th Century.

Authorship and Narrative Design in Renaissance Latin Letter Collections 1470-1520.

Ffion Smith

Classical reception in musical theatre (co-supervision with the Central School of Speech and Drama).

Brother-sister relations: Representations of gender dynamics and kinship in Latin literature under the Julio-Claudian and Flavian dynasties

The Eclogues of Giles Fletcher the elder from the 1560s to the 1650s  (co-supervision with KCL).

Dionysus and regeneration in ancient literature

Euripides' narrative technique

W.H. Auden and antiquity.

Jill Woodberry

Reception of Horace in England 1630-70 (in English and Neo-Latin)  (co-supervision with KCL).

Food, divinity and mortality in early Greek literature