Research

Projects

Much of the Centre’s energy is directed towards publications by individual staff members (see staff pages and the list below of very recent publications) but we also have a number of collaborative and funded projects underway.

  • Rethinking Late Hellenistic Literature and the Second Sophistic: a project with small-grant funding from British-Academy/Leverhulme, looking at the connections between the Greek literary and intellectual culture of the late Hellenistic and Augustan periods (second century BCE to first century CE) and the period often known as the ‘Second Sophistic’ (i.e. late first to early third centuries CE); directed by Professor Jason König and Dr Nicolas Wiater.
  • The Muted Voice: Authorship, Autocracy and Anonymity in the Early Roman Principate: a three-year project directed by Dr Tom Geue and funded by the British Academy.
  • Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: a project with small-grant funding from British-Academy/Leverhulme, on intertextuality and broader concepts of literary interactivity in the post-Flavian period; directed by Dr Alice König, with co-investigators in the Universities of Manchester, Cambridge, Boston and Exeter.
  • View from Above. Aerial Perspectives in Latin Epic: a three-year project directed by Dr Nikoletta Manioti and funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
  • Ethnographic writing from the High Empire to Late Antiquity: a two-year project directed by Dr Antti Lampinen and funded by the British Academy.
  • Latin Panegyric: a project with multiple sources of funding on the Panegyrici Latini, a collection of praise speeches delivered to emperors between 100 and 400 CE; jointly directed by Dr Roger Rees together with Professor Bruce Gibson of the University of Liverpool.
  • Science and Empire in the Roman World  (formerly under the School’s LOGOS centre, which has now been absorbed within this new centre); final work on publications arising from this Leverhulme-funded project is being directed jointly by Professor Jason König and Professor Greg Woolf.

Publications

Roman literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: literary interactions, AD 96-138
König, A. R. (ed.) & Whitton, C. (ed.) Mar 2018 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 486 p.
Research output: ResearchAnthology

Dionysius von Halikarnass: Römische Frühgeschichte
Wiater, N. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Stuttgart: Hiersemann Verlag. 308 p. (Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur; vol. 84)
Research output: ResearchBook

Juvenal and the Poetics of Anonymity
Geue, T. Nov 2017 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge Classical Studies)
Research output: ResearchBook

Authority and expertise in ancient scientific culture
Koenig, J. P. (ed.) & Woolf, G. (ed.) Feb 2017 Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. 474 p.
Research output: ResearchBook

Aristophanes Frogs and other plays : a new verse translation, with introduction and notes
Halliwell, F. S. 10 Nov 2016 Oxford: Oxford UP. 400 p. (Oxford world's classics)
Research output: ResearchBook

Family in Flavian epic
Manioti, N. 19 Aug 2016 Leiden; Boston: Brill. 340 p. (Mnemosyne supplements, Monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature; vol. 394)
Research output: ResearchAnthology

Roman rule in Greek and Latin writing: double vision
Rees, R. & Madsen, J. M. 3 Jul 2014 Leiden; Boston: Brill. 309 p. (Impact of Empire; vol. 18)
Research output: ResearchBook

Philostratus Heroicus, Gymnasticus: discourses 1 and 2
Koenig, J. P. & Rusten, J. Jun 2014 Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press. 506 p. (Loeb classical library; vol. 521)
Research output: ResearchBook

Dionysius von Halikarnass: Römische Frühgeschichte
Wiater, N. (Translator) 2014 Stuttgart: Hiersemann Verlag. 374 p. (Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur; vol. 75)
Research output: ResearchBook

 

Tolstoy, Opera, and the Problem of Aesthetic Seduction
Halliwell, F. S. Nov 2018 (Accepted/In press) Tolstoy and his Problems: Views from the Twenty-First Century. Medzhibovskaya, I. (ed.). Northwestern University Press
Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

Ending the Argonautica: Giovanni Battista Pio’s Argonautica-Supplement (1519)
Buckley, E. 19 Apr 2018 Brill's Companion to Prequels, Sequels, and Retellings of Classical Epic. Simms, R. (ed.). Leiden: Brill, p. 295-315 ( Brill's Companions to Classical Reception; vol. 15)
Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

Forgetting the Juvenalien in our midst: literary amnesia in the satires
Geue, T. A. Feb 2018 Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138. König, A. & Whitton, C. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 366-384
Research output: ResearchChapter

Documents and Narrative: Reading the Roman Carthaginian Treaties in Polybius’ Histories
Wiater, N. 2018 Polybius and his Legacy. Miltsios, N. & Tamiolaki, M. (eds.). Berlin: de Gruyter, p. 131-165 34 p.
Research output: ResearchChapter

‘“Where are you going and where have you come from?” The Problem of Beginnings and Endings in Plato’
Halliwell, F. S. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Framing the Dialogues: Reading Openings and Closures in Plato. Kaklamanou, E., Tsakmakis, A. & Pavlou, M. (eds.). Brill
Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

Politics in the Street: Citizen Encounters in Aristophanes
Halliwell, F. S. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Aristophanes and Politics. Rosen, R., Foley, H. & Scharffenberger, E. (eds.). Brill
Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

“Getting Over Athens: Re-Writing Hellenicity in the Early Roman History of Dionysius of Halicarnassus”
Wiater, N. 2018 (Accepted/In press) The Hellenistic and Early Imperial Greek Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought. Canevaro, M. & Gray, B. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: ResearchChapter

Pliny Epistles 10 and imperial correspondence: the empire of letters
Lavan, M. P. 2018 Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian. König, A. & Whitton, C. (eds.).
Research output: ResearchChapter

Reading Frontinus in Martial's epigrams
König, A. R. 2018 Roman Literature Under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96-138. König, A. & Whitton, C. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 233-259
Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

Scotland's political culture: the need to put consensus first
Konig, A. R., Chrisman, M. & Virgo, S. 20 Sep 2017 Brexit: the Impact on Scotland. Blake, J., Virgo, S., Chrisholm, M., Alexander, A. & Hammond, V. (eds.). The RSE Young Academy of Scotland, p. 8-9 2 p.
Research output: ResearchOther contribution

'Medieval and Early Modern: Classical Authorities in William Gager's (1583) Dido
Buckley, E. L. 1 Sep 2017 Medieval Theories of the Creative Act/Theorien des kreativen Akts im Mittelalter/Théories médiévales de l'acte créatif.. Reichert Verlag Wiesbaden: Universitätsverlag Freiburg, Vol. 38, p. 189-207 (Scrinium Friburgense)
Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

Free-range, organic, locally-sourced satire: Juvenal goes global
Geue, T. A. 29 May 2017 Imagining Empire: Political Space in Hellenistic and Roman Literature. Rimell, V. & Asper, M. (eds.). Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, p. 189-215 26 p.
Research output: ResearchChapter

The view from the island: isolation, identity and exile in Roman versions of Ariadne
Manioti, N. 1 Mar 2017 Insularity, Identity and Epigraphy in the Roman World. Velaza, J. (ed.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Conflicting models of authority and expertise in Frontinus’ Strategemata
Konig, A. R. Jan 2017 Authority and Expertise in Ancient Scientific Culture. König, J. & Woolf, G. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 153-181
Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

Seneca and Paul: The First Two Thousand Years
Hine, H. M. 2017 Paul and Seneca in Dialogue. Dodson, J. R. & Briones, D. E. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 22-48 27 p. (Ancient Philosophy & Religion; vol. 2)
Research output: ResearchChapter

Philosophical Authority in the Younger Seneca
Hine, H. M. 2017 Authority and Expertise in Ancient Scientific Culture. Konig, J. & Woolf, G. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 58-82 25 p. 3
Research output: ResearchChapter

Socrates and sophists
Long, A. G. 2017 Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy, ed. Golob and Timmermann. Cambridge University Press
Research output: ResearchChapter

Was Aristotle a Literary Historian?
Halliwell, F. S. 2017 Literaturgeschichtsschreibung in der Antike. Grethlein, J. & Rengakos, A. (eds.). de Gruyter, p. 189-211
Research output: ResearchChapter

Rethinking landscape in ancient fiction: mountains in Apuleius and Jerome
Konig, J. P. 2017 Cultural Crossroads in the Ancient Novel. Futre Pinheiro, M. P., Konstan, D. & MacQueen, B. D. (eds.).
Research output: ResearchChapter

Polybius and Sallust
Wiater, N. 2017 The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides. Foster, E., Forsdyke, S. & Balot, R. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 659-76
Research output: ResearchChapter

Writing revolt in the early Roman empire
Lavan, M. P. 2017 The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Revolt. Firnhaber-Baker, J. & Schoenaers, D. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 19-38
Research output: ResearchChapter

Peace and empire: pacare, pacatus and the language of Roman imperialism
Lavan, M. P. 2017 Peace and reconciliation in the classical world. Moloney, E. P. & Williams, M. S. (eds.). Ashgate
Research output: ResearchChapter

The Poetics of Emotional Expression: Some Problems of Ancient Theory
Halliwell, F. S. 2017 Emotions in the Classical World. Cairns, D. & Nelis, D. (eds.). Franz Steiner Verlag, p. 105-123
Research output: ResearchChapter

Imagining Divine Laughter in Homer and Lucian
Halliwell, F. S. 2017 Laughter and Tears in the Greek Tradition. Cairns, D. & Alexiou, M. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 36-53
Research output: ResearchChapter

Athletes and trainers
Koenig, J. P. 2017 Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic. Richter, D. & Johnson, W. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: ResearchChapter

Review of J. I. Porter, The Sublime in Antiquity
Halliwell, F. S. Sep 2016 Bryn Mawr Classical Review . Vol. 2016-09-25
Research output: ResearchChapter

Over Her Live Body? Marriage in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica
Buckley, E. 1 Aug 2016 Family in Flavian Epic. Manioti, N. (ed.). Brill, p. 61-88 (Mnemosyne, Supplements; vol. 394)
Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

Becoming sisters: Antigone and Argia in Statius' Thebaid
Manioti, N. Aug 2016 Family in Flavian Epic. Manioti, N. (ed.). Leiden and Boston: Brill, p. 122-142 (Mnemosyne Supplements; vol. 394)
Research output: ResearchChapter

Family in Flavian Epic
Manioti, N. Aug 2016 Family in Flavian Epic. Manioti, N. (ed.). Leiden and Boston: Brill, p. 1-13 (Mnemosyne Supplements; vol. 394)
Research output: ResearchChapter

Another Medea? Violence and Procne's family in Ovid's "Metamorphoses" 6
Manioti, N. 1 Mar 2016 (Accepted/In press) Violence in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Pimentel, C. & Simões Rodrigues, N. (eds.). Peeters, (Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion; vol. 19)
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Totus Ulixes: Odysseus in the neo-Latin Ulysses Redux
Buckley, E. L. 10 Jan 2016 (Submitted) The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, special issue. Grant, T. & Fleming, K. (eds.).
Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

Despre fictiune (Romanian translation of English article on 'Fiction')
Halliwell, F. S. 2016 In Fiction We Trust. Partenie, C. & Bulai, A. (eds.). Bucharest: Polirom, p. 23-43
Research output: ResearchChapter

Strabo’s mountains
Konig, J. P. 2016 Landscapes of Value: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination in Classical Antiquity, Leiden: . McInerney, J. & Sluiter, I. (eds.). Brill, p. 46-69
Research output: ResearchChapter

Plato, Poetry and the Problems of Hermeneutics
Halliwell, F. S. 2016 Reflections on Plato's Poetics: Essays from Beijing. Benitez, R. & Wang, K. (eds.). Academic Printing and Publishing (AP Publishing), p. 39-54
Research output: ResearchChapter

‘Father of the whole human race’: Ecumenical language and the limits of elite integration in the early Roman empire
Lavan, M. P. 2016 Cosmopolitanism and empire: Universal rulers, local elites and cultural integration in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean. Lavan, M., Payne, R. & Weisweiler, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 153-68 (Oxford Studies in Early Empires)
Research output: ResearchChapter

 

Justifying the world as an aesthetic phenomenon
Halliwell, F. S. 21 May 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Cambridge Classical Journal. 64
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Soft hands, hard power: sponging off the empire of leisure (Virgil, Georgics 4)
Geue, T. 2018 In : Journal of Roman Studies. First View, 26 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Elena Ferrante as the classics
Geue, T. Aug 2017 In : Melbourne Historical Journal. 44, 2, p. 1-31 31 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Transitioning between school- and university-level Latin learning: a Scottish perspective
Buckley, E., König, A. & Kotarcic, A. 11 May 2017 In : Journal of Classics Teaching. 18, 35, p. 54-64 11 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Circles and landscapes: Ceres’ flight over the Greco-Roman world
Manioti, N. 2017 In : Mnemosyne. 70, 1, p. 79-93
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Re-reading Pollux: encyclopaedic structure and athletic culture in Onomasticon Book 3
König, J. P. May 2016 In : The Classical Quarterly. 66, 1, p. 298-315
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Posidonius
Long, A. G. 2016 AncientThought.com: an interactive guide to ancient thought
Research output: ResearchArticle

Tracing the Ebb and Flow of de Architectura 8
König, A. R. 2016 In : Arethusa. 49, 2, p. 161-181 20 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The loser leaves (Rome's loss): Umbricius’ wishful exile in Juvenal, Satire 3
Geue, T. A. Dec 2015 In : The Classical Quarterly. 65, 2, p. 773-787 15 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

‘From Alterity to Unity in Pacatus Drepanius' Panegyric to Theodosius'
Rees, R. 2015 In : Talanta. 45 (2013), p. 41-53 12 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Editing the Opposition: Horace’s Ars Politica
Geue, T. A. 2014 In : Materiali e Discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici . p. 143-172
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Fragments from the ‘middle ground’ – Posidonius’ northern ethnography
Lampinen, A. 2014 In : Arctos. 48, p. 229-259 20 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

“Cruel and Unusual? The Idea of ’Celtic justice’ in the Greco-Roman Lighter Literature”
Lampinen, A. 2014 In : Studia Celtica Fennica. 11, p. 8-23 15 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

 

Aelianus Tacticus in dialogue with Frontinus and Trajan
Konig, A. R. 27 Nov 2012 p. 1-11 11 p.(Working Papers on Nervan, Trajanic and Hadrianic Literature; vol. 1, no. 2)
Research output: ResearchWorking paper

 

An Aristotelian theory of communication
Halliwell, S. 1 Dec 2017 In : Poetics Today. 38, 4, p. 769-771 3 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook/Film/Article review

H. Slaney, The Senecan Aesthetic: A Performance History (Classical Presences). Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. viii + 320, illus. ISBN 9780198736769. £70.00
Buckley, E. Nov 2017 In : Journal of Roman Studies. 107, p. 444-445
Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook/Film/Article review

Review of Andrew C. Johnston, The Sons of Remus: Identity in Roman Gaul and Spain. Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press, 2017.
Lavan, M. P. 2017 In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2017.11.57
Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook/Film/Article review

German idealism and Greek tragedy: Review of J. Billings, Genealogy of the tragic
Halliwell, S. Oct 2016 In : Classical Review. 66, 2, p. 563-565 3 p.
Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

‘Review of Fletcher, K.F.B. (2014) Finding Italy: Travel, Colonization, and Nation in Vergil’s Aeneid. Ann Arbor [The University of Michigan Press]’
Manioti, N. Oct 2016 In : Classical Review. 66, 2, p. 417-418
Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook/Film/Article review

Strictly Speaking [review of Prosopography of Greek Rhetors and Sophists in the Roman Empire]
Halliwell, F. S. 12 Feb 2016 TLS, The Times Literary Supplement
Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

Nietzsche the Classicist: Review of Jensen (A.K.), Heit (H.) (edd.), Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity
Halliwell, F. S. 2015 Classical Review, 65.2, p. 599-601
Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

Review of A. Smith (ed.) The Philosopher and Society in Late Antiquity
Rees, R. D. 2007 In : Journal of Classics Teaching. p. 42-43
Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

Review of S. Goldberg 'Constructing Literature in the Roman Republic; Poetry and its Reception'
Rees, R. D. 2006 In : Journal of Classics Teaching. p. 39
Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

Review of A. Santusuosso 'Storming the Heavens: Soldiers, Emperors and Civilians in the Roman Empire'
Rees, R. D. 2005 In : Journal of Classics Teaching. p. 38
Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

review of C. Kelly 'Ruling the Later Roman Empire'
Rees, R. D. 2005 In : Journal of Classics Teaching. p. 20
Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

review of W. Liebeschuetz 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman City'
Rees, R. D. 2004 In : Journal of Classics Teaching. p. 41
Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

Review of M. Boatwright 'Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire'
Rees, R. D. 2003 In : JACT Review. p. 14
Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

 

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