Meet the academic, teaching, and professional services staff within the School of Classics.

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Dr Kate Cook

Associate Lecturer in Classics

Dr Jon Hesk

Deputy Head of School


Homeric epic; Greek tragedy and comedy; Thucydides; Athenian oratory and Greek rhetorical theory; ancient democracy and its modern legacy; the application of political science and psychology to the texts and culture of Athenian democracy; the influence of ancient drama on contemporary British theatre.

Dr Anna Kelley

Lecturer in Ancient History

Dr Rhyne King

Lecturer in Ancient History

Dr Alice König

Senior Lecturer

Latin literature, Roman Empire, Nerva/Trajan/Hadrian, intertextuality, literary interactions, cross-cultural interactions, technical writing, history of science, battle narratives, visualising war.

Prof Jason König


Greek literature and culture of the Roman empire; late Hellenistic, early Christian and late antique literature; place, landscape and environment in ancient and modern culture; ancient encyclopaedic, scientific and miscellanistic writing; the literature and culture of the symposium; ancient athletics.

Prof Myles Lavan

Director of Research


Political, social and cultural history of the Roman empire; imperialism; slavery; citizenship; quantitative methods

Dr Carlos Machado

Senior Lecturer

Rome and Italy; late antiquity; cities and civic life; Latin epigraphy; urban space.

Dr Brian Martens

Lecturer in Archaeology & Ancient History

Greek archaeology and art; monuments and topography of Athens and Attica; Greek and Roman sculpture; making art in antiquity

Dr Ruben Post

Director of Impact

Lecturer in Ancient History

Prof Roger Rees

Head of the School of Classics


Prof Rebecca Sweetman


On Secondment: Director of the British School of Athens


Mr Douglas Forsyth

Visiting Scholar


Dr Manlio Fossati

Visiting Scholar

Dr Nikoletta Manioti

Visiting Scholar

Sisters; Epic; Roman women; Myth; Representation of space in literature


Dr Colin McLaren

Visiting Scholar


Mr Giuseppe Rallo

Visiting Scholar


Ms Yan Tang

Visiting Scholar


Mrs Leanne Bell

School Coordinator


Mrs Lindsey Leven-Pryce

Senior Teaching Administrator


Ms Denise Martin

Senior Teaching Administrator

Mrs Fiona Swift

Mrs Fiona Swift

Research and Events Administrator