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: Book/ReportAnthology

Dionysius von Halikarnass: Römische Frühgeschichte
Wiater, N. 2018 Stuttgart: Hiersemann Verlag. 507 p. (Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur; vol. 85)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

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

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: Book/ReportBook

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: Book/ReportBook

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: Book/ReportAnthology

Divination and theurgy in neoplatonism: oracles of the gods
Addey, C. 17 Sep 2014 Abingdon; New York: Ashgate. 352 p. (Ashgate studies in philosophy & theology in late antiquity)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

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: Book/ReportBook

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: Book/ReportBook

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

 

Longinus and Quintilian: Greco-Roman Perspectives on the Nature of Criticism
Halliwell, F. S. 2020 (In preparation) Greek Literary Critics and Latin Texts. de Jonge, C. (ed.). Leiden: Brill
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

'”Inside and Outside the Mind”: the Greek Poetics of Inspiration’
Halliwell, F. S. 2020 (In preparation) Poetics Before Modernity: Literary Theory in the West from Antiquity to 1700. Brljak, V. & Lazarus, M. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Contemplating the End of Roman Power: Polybius' Histories in Context
Wiater, N. 2019 (Submitted) Eschatology in Antiquity. Pollmann, K., van Noorden, H. & Marlow, H. (eds.). London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, (Rewriting Antiquity)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

A Matter not for Bookish Scribblers: The “Implied” Library in Dionysius’ Early Roman History
Wiater, N. 2019 (Accepted/In press) Historiens et érudits à leur écritoire: Les oeuvres monumentales à Rome entre République et Principat . Cohen-Skalli, A. (ed.). Pessac cédex: Ausonius
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tolstoy, Opera, and the Problem of Aesthetic Seduction
Halliwell, F. S. Nov 2018 Tolstoy and his Problems: Views from the Twenty-First Century. Medzhibovskaya, I. (ed.). Northwestern University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'introduction'
Konig, A. R. & Whitton, C. 2018 Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions AD 96-138. p. 1-34
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The other Campanian volcano: Inarime in Flavian epic
Manioti, N. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination. Augoustakis, A. & Littlewood, R. J. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 61-73
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

‘“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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Authorising freedom of speech under Theodosius
Rees, R. D. 2018 Imagining Emperors. Burgersdijk, D. & Ross, A. (eds.). Brill, p. 289-309 20 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Reading civil war in Frontinus’ Strategemata: a case-study for Flavian literary studies
König, A. R. 2018 After 69 CE: Writing Civil War in Flavian Rome. Ginsberg, L. D. & Krasne, D. A. (eds.). de Gruyter, p. 145-177 33 p. (Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes; vol. 65)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

‘A Hall of Mirrors: The Panegyricus and the Panegyrici’
Rees, R. D. 2018 Concepts of Ideal Rulership from Antiquity to the Renaissance: 'Studies on the Transmission of Texts and Ideas'. Schorn, S. & Roskam, G. (eds.). Brepols, p. 255-292 37 p. (LECTIO; vol. 7)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Getting over Athens: Re-writing Hellenicity in the Early Roman History of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Wiater, N. 2018 The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought. Canevaro, M. & Gray, B. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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.). p. 280-301
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Polybius and Sallust
Wiater, N. May 2017 The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides. Forsdyke, S., Foster, E. & Balot, R. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 659-76
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The view from the island: Isolation, exile and the Ariadne myth
Manioti, N. 1 Mar 2017 Insularity, Identity and Epigraphy in the Roman World. Velaza, J. (ed.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 45-68
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Socrates and sophists
Long, A. G. 2017 Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy, ed. Golob and Timmermann. Cambridge University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Athletes and trainers
Koenig, J. P. 2017 Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic. Richter, D. & Johnson, W. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Review of J. I. Porter, The Sublime in Antiquity
Halliwell, F. S. Sep 2016 Bryn Mawr Classical Review . Vol. 2016-09-25
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Epistemic uncertainty, subjective probability and ancient history
Lavan, M. P. 12 Dec 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Interdisciplinary History. [Forthcoming]
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Justifying the world as an aesthetic phenomenon
Halliwell, S. Dec 2018 In : Cambridge Classical Journal. 64, p. 91-112
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soft hands, hard power: sponging off the empire of leisure (Virgil, Georgics 4)
Geue, T. Nov 2018 In : Journal of Roman Studies. 108, p. 115-140 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Frontinus' Strategemata: micro and macro battle narratives
Konig, A. R. Jun 2018 Ancient Warfare magazine (Karwansaray Publishers), 12, 2, p. 8-11 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Fire and fury: observing volcanoes in the ancient landscape
König, J. & Hollis, D. Mar 2018 Viewpoint: Magazine of the British Society for the History of Science, 115, p. 11-13
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Elena Ferrante as the classics
Geue, T. 21 Aug 2017 In : Melbourne Historical Journal. 44, 2, p. 1-31 31 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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: Contribution to journalArticle

Interazioni letterarie sotto Traiano
Konig, A. R. 2017 Traiano: Construire L'Imperio, Creare L'Europa, p. 330-334
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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

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: Contribution to journalArticle

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

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

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: Contribution to journalArticle

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

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: Contribution to journalArticle

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

“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: Contribution to journalArticle

 

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: Working paper

 

Review of: Nathan T. Elkins, The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2017
Konig, A. R. 9 Jun 2018 In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

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

review of S Harrison (ed.) Living Classics: Greece and Rome in Contemporary Poetry in English
Rees, R. D. 2010 In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/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: Contribution to journalBook/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: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

review of S Bertman 'Erotic Love Poems of Greece and Rome. A collection of new translations'
Rees, R. D. 2005 In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/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: Contribution to journalBook/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: Contribution to journalBook/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: Contribution to journalBook/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: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

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