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Professor Miriam Leonard

Professor Miriam Leonard

Professor of Greek Literature & its Reception

Dept of Greek & Latin

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2007

Research summary

My research explores the intellectual history of classics in modern European thought from the late eighteenth century to the present. I examine how an engagement with the classical past has given rise to a particular understanding of modernity.

Teaching summary

I have taught a wide range of options in Latin and Greek language and literature as well as courses in Reception, Philosophy and Critical Theory.


University of Cambridge
PhD, Classics | 2002
University of Cambridge
M.Phil, Classics | 1999
University of Cambridge
BA, Classics | 1998


After completing my PhD (Cambridge, 2002) I taught for six years in the Bristol Classics department. I joined the UCL department in September 2007.