Department of Greek & Latin

The Ancient World at UCL: staff

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.

Valentina Arena
Roman history, especially the Republican period from the foundation of Rome to the principate of Augustus, with a particular emphasis on the study of politics and political concepts.

Jenny Bryan
Ancient Philosophy, especially Plato and the Presocratics.

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

Paola Ceccarelli
Classical Greek History

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

Paul Davis
Translation and reception of the classics in England from the Civil War to the turn of the nineteenth century; the literature and culture of the Restoration; and ideas of poetic vocation and career between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.

Andrew Gardner
Archaeology of the Roman empire; archaeological theory.

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.

Yagmur Heffron
The History of the Ancient Middle East

Fiona Leigh
The relation between structure and cause in Plato’s later metaphysics; art in Platonic moral psychology.

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

Kris Lockyear
Late Iron Age and Roman archaeology, including numismatics; East European (especially Romanian) history and archaeology; ethnicity and nationalism; field methods; statistics in archaeology; typesetting and publication.

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

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

Gesine Manuwald
Roman drama; Roman epic; Cicero’s speeches; reception studies, esp. Neo-Latin 

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

Stephen Quirke
Professor of Egyptology

Corinna Riva
Pre-Roman Italy and the central Mediterranean; east-west interaction and comparative archaeology of the 1st-millennium BC Mediterranean; theoretical approaches to cultural contact; Mediterranean 'marginal' landscapes and connectivity; archaeological survey and settlement studies.

Eleanor Robson
Science, technology and medicine in the ancient and medieval Middle East, history of mathematics, Assyriology and Middle Eastern archaeology

Benet Salway
Later Roman history, Greek and Roman epigraphy and onomastics, Roman law, and travel and geography in the Graeco-Roman world.

Sacha Stern
Jewish history in Antiquity; calendars in Antiquity (Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Christian)

Jeremy Tanner
Greek and Roman art and architecture; sociology of art; art theory and criticism; comparative historical studies of art and religion.

Riet van Bremen
The Greek world after Alexander, and in particular the history of Asia Minor

Hans van Wees
The social and economic history of early Greece, archaic and classical Greek warfare, and the use of iconographical and comparative evidence in the study of the ancient Greek world.

Todd Whitelaw
Aegean archaeology, landscape archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, complex societies, ceramics.

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.