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Department of Greek & Latin

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

Nicolò Benzi
Greek philosophy and literature; the reception of early Greek philosophy in Athenian tragedy; Plato's relation to the Epic and Lyric tradition.

Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi (from September 2018)
Ancient Philosophy, Virtue Ethics, Moral Psychology

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

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.

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.

Tom Mackenzie
Greek literature, Presocratic philosophy (especially Parmenides and Empedocles), Latin literature, Didactic poetry, Greek religion. Interdisciplinary approaches to ancient texts that combine philosophical and literary-critical methodologies.

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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