The Ancient World at UCL: staff
Greek lyric song, especially Pindar and Bacchylides; genre in ancient literature; narrative in Greek lyric; collective memory.
Greek literature, especially tragedy, Lucian, and the ancient novel; reception of Greek drama.
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.
Ancient Philosophy, especially Plato and the Presocratics.
Greek literature, especially archaic Greek poetry, oratory, drama
Greek language, dialect and literature; Mycenaean Greek; historical linguistics and sociolinguistics
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.
Archaeology of the Roman empire; archaeological theory.
Documentary and literary papyrology; Egypt from Augustus to the Abbasids; later Greek poetry; early Christian literature
Greek historiography and ethnography; identity; the politics of representation.
The relation between structure and cause in Plato’s later metaphysics; art in Platonic moral psychology.
Greek literature and philosophy; reception; history of modern European thought; critical theory
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
Early imperial Roman literature, especially Neronian and Flavian, tragedy and epic; gender and genre in Latin poetry.
Roman drama; Roman epic; Cicero’s speeches; reception studies, esp. Neo-Latin
Medieval manuscripts; medieval chronicles; the history of history writing; medieval libraries; the transmission of ancient history
Professor of Egyptology
Cuneiform cultures of the Ancient Near East (third to first millenium BC). My main interests belong to the Assyrian Empire (1400-600 BC) and its political, social, economic and religious development.
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.
Science, technology and medicine in the ancient and medieval Middle East, history of mathematics, Assyriology and Middle Eastern archaeology
Later Roman history, Greek and Roman epigraphy and onomastics, Roman law, and travel and geography in the Graeco-Roman world.
Jewish history in Antiquity; calendars in Antiquity (Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Christian)
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.
Aegean archaeology, landscape archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, complex societies, ceramics.
Greek literature and culture; imperialism and colonialism; the Classical tradition; conceptions of Greek prose; cross-cultural interaction in antiquity.
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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