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Please feel free to contact members of staff with specific queries. General enquiries should be directed to the School Secretary.

Professional services staff
Emeritus Professors | Honorary staff 

Director of Teaching, Subhonours Co-ordinator, AN & CL programme convener

Phone: 01334 462619

Room: C29

Greek religion, ritual and magic; anthropological theories of religion and the lived experience of religion and magic in the ancient world.

Director of the Centre for Landscape Studies

Room: C22

The City of Rome; Environmental History of the Mediterranean; Human-Environment Interactions in Antiquity; Environmental Archaeology and Coring Survey; Historiography of Early Rome; Sustainability Education

Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Phone: 01334 462622

Room: C25

Latin literature of the early imperial era, esp. post-Virgilian epic and drama; the reception of Virgil and Ovid in the Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern periods.

Phone: 01334 462613

Room: S17

Greek tragedy; Greek lyric; Cognitive approaches to literature and culture; Figurative language; The lyric voice ; Ethical and evaluative concepts in archaic and classical Greek thought; Belief in ancient Greek religion

Health & safety coordinator

Phone: 01334 462611

Room: C27

Greek and Latin languages at all levels

Examinations officer

Phone: 01334 462612

Room: S14

Archaeology of the Roman empire, Roman art, the City of Rome, ancient warfare, Roman military equipment, Roman army, Asiatic steppe nomad cultures

Impact officer & CAS rep

Phone: 01334 462614

Room: S13

Greek and Roman imperial literature; Roman satire; authorship; autobiography; anonymity and pseudonymity; politics; money; exile; space; the body; classical reception in the English Restoration; Marxist literary criticism

Phone: 01334 462617

Room: S9

Greek literature, especially tragedy and comedy; Greek philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle; Greek poetics and aesthetics; the Classical Tradition, especially theories of poetry and art.

Equality and diversity officer

Phone: 01334 462615

Room: C28

Greek history; The Achaemenid Persian empire; Greek historiography; Greek contact with, and Greek representations of, foreign peoples; Ancient imperialism

Director of the Centre for the Public Understanding of Greek and Roman Drama (CPUGRD)

Phone: 01334 462620

Room: S2

Greek literature and culture, especially Homer, tragedy, comedy, Attic oratory, Greek and Roman rhetorical theory and education.

On leave 2019 - 2020

Human experience of mountains; construction of mountaineering as a modern sport; premodern mountain engagement.

Director of the Centre for the Literatures of the Roman Empire, LT programme convener

Phone: 01334 462607

Room: S18

Imperial Latin literature and politics, especially Nervan and Trajanic literature; ancient technical/scientific writing; military writing; the Latin exempla tradition; Latin language teaching.

On leave 2019 - 2020

Greek and Roman literature and culture, especially Greek literature of the imperial period; ancient athletics

On leave 2019 - 2020

Roman society and culture, especially imperialism, slavery and patronage; Roman historiography; the theory and practice of cultural history.

Admissions officer

Phone: 01334 462605

Room: S15

Greek political and social history, especially tyranny, iconography and women's history, and communications.

Honours advisor, study abroad coordinator, William and Mary representative

Phone: 01334 461607

Room: S13

Greek and Roman philosophy, particularly Plato, Stoicism and ancient political thought

Director of the Centre for Late Antique Studies, Director of taught postgraduate studies, La Sapienza joint degree coordinator

Phone: 2603

Room: C30

Social and cultural history of the Roman Empire; history and archaeology of Rome; epigraphic and material cultures of Italy; ancient urbanism and civic life.

PGT guidance and support adviser, PGR Teaching Mentor, undergraduate dissertations coordinator, outreach officer

Phone: 01334 462616

Room: S19

Latin epic (Virgil, Ovid, Valerius Flaccus, Statius); Roman women; Roman family; Greek and Roman myth.

Library representative

Phone: 01334 462604

Room: S5

Archaeology of Italy in the first-millennium BCE, especially the Etruscans and gender and social identities; early Roman imperialism; Punic-Roman cultural interaction

Equality & diversity officer, sub-honours adviser

Phone: 01334 462609

Room: C31

Cultural history of spaces and objects, using both texts and archaeological remains as sources, primarily in the Greek world of the Hellenistic and Roman periods; Interaction of Greek literature and material culture; non-elite voices; religion, travel, marvels and the body; Greek votives; Classical reception of material culture in Europe c.1760-1830, especially Greek vases.

On leave 2019 - 2020

Roman republican literature and culture, especially comedy; Latin language and linguistics; history of classical scholarship; metre, textual criticism, and digital humanities.

Deputy Head of School, Director of Research

Phone: 01334 462685

Room: S1

Latin panegyric, Virgil, Catullus, the history and culture of late antiquity; the reception of Latin literature in modern English verse; praise discourse in Roman society.

Phone: 01334 462618

Room: S16

Greek literature and culture; interactions between Latin and Greek poetry in Late Antiquity; image and text; classical myth and its reception

Subhonours adviser, wellbeing and disabilities officer, academic misconduct officer

Phone: 01334 462615

Room: C28

Contacts between Greece and Egypt; Greek sanctuaries and ritual practices; Archaic Greek material culture; terracotta figurines of the Early Iron Age to Hellenistic Period; Ptolemaic kingship and the Ptolemaic kingdom.

On leave 2017-2020

Archaic Greek and Italian history and archaeology, esp. issues of state formation and ritual; late Roman Republic; Greek & Roman historiography, esp. fragmentary historians; growth of Roman imperialism.

Phone: 01334 462621

Room: S12

Roman poetry and drama and its reception in the modern world; Classical Reception Studies, especially with regard to social class and communism.

Head of School

Phone: 01334 462606

Room: S10

Greek and Roman Archaeology, especially archaeology of Roman & Late Antique Crete, Late Antique Peloponnese (especially Sparta), archaeology of Late Antique religion and Roman provinces.

Careers officer, GK programme convener

Phone: 01334 462625

Room: C32

Greek literature and culture, especially Greek narratives of Roman history and Greek literary criticism in the late Hellenistic and early Imperial period; the history of Rome in the archaic and mid-Republican period; modern critical theory and classical texts, esp. cultural identity, sociology, narratology and narrative and historical interpretation

Professional services staff

Sam Dixon


Phone: 01334 462600

Room: S8

Jo McGinley

Secretary (Taught Courses)

Phone: 01334 462608

Room: S8

Fiona Swift

Secretary p/t

Phone: 01334 462602

Room: s8

Mary Woodcock Kroble

Computing officer
(IT support & Web manager)

Phone: 01334 461768

Room: S20

Emeritus Professors

Earlier and Classical Latin language and literature, and the interaction of Greek and Roman (and other) cultures in the Hellenistic period roughly from Alexander to the Antonines; Greek and Roman science and mathematics, focusing on the third century B. C. (Eratosthenes, Archimedes, Euclid, Apollonius), Ptolemy, and the transmission of their ideas and lore.

Later Roman empire, History of Roman Gaul. History of Christianity, History of Women in Antiquity, Roman legal culture and society.

Latin language and literature, particularly the younger Seneca, and Latin philosophical, scientific and technical writing; Roman intellectual life, especially Roman ideas about the natural world; the development of the language and style of Latin prose in the early empire.

Honorary staff

My research interests include Greek oracles; Graeco-Roman, Egyptian and (more broadly) Mediterranean religions (especially in late antiquity), ancient philosophy (especially Plato and Neoplatonism), late Roman and late antique history, literature and culture, ancient literary theory and book culture, and the history of religions. I am particularly interested in the intersections and connections between philosophy, religion and literature in late antiquity. I have written a monograph on the roles of divination and theurgy in Neoplatonism in late antiquity. My current projects include work on the roles of oracles and oracle-collections in the ancient Mediterranean and work on the female readers of Plato.

Prof. Elizabeth M Craik

Greek Tragedy; Religion and Myth; Regional and Social History of Greece; Medicine.

Tiberius Claudius;
Reception : Robert Graves and cultural history; The Beat Generation writers.
Rhetoric, the voice and dysfluency; ancient medicine.