Drs König and Wiater win BA/Leverhulme small research grant

Jason König and Nicolas Wiater have been awarded a grant by theBA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme to fund a two-year research project entitled ‘Rethinking Late Hellenistic Greek literature and the Second Sophistic’.

We ask how far recent approaches developed for the ‘Second Sophistic’ can help to shed new light on late-Hellenistic/Augustan Greek literature; how these two periods compare in their conceptualisation of Greek culture and its role in the Roman world; and how far genres and themes we think of as distinctive to imperial Greek literature have their roots in late Hellenistic and Augustan Greek culture?

The project will host a two-day international conference in St Andrews on 5-6 September 2013.

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