The Importance of Being Earnest… in Ancient Greek and Latin

Juan Coderch’s latest book “The Importance of Being Earnest… in Ancient Greek and Latin” was published in late December 2021. In it, he presents translations of Oscar Wilde’s well-known play in both Ancient Greek and Latin, with vocabulary help. The book is available as a paperback or as a pdf.

Congratulations to Professor Sweetman

The School of Classics congratulates Rebecca Sweetman upon her appointment as Director of the British School at Athens. She will be taking up her new role in September 2022. We wish her well in her exciting new endeavors!

Congratulations to Pawel Borowski

Congratulations to Pawel Borowski, who successfully defended his PhD and passed without corrections.  Pawel’s thesis Civic Communities as Actors in the Western Roman Empire from Augustus to Diocletian highlights the importance of civic communities (civitates) – largely autonomous polities with state-like attributes – in the Western Roman Empire, combining the study of inscriptions with an analytical framework drawing on the…

Herodotus Helpline: new series begins 26 January

The Herodotus Helpline is a series of online seminars hosted by Professor Tom Harrison (University of St Andrews) and Dr Jan Haywood (Open University). The seminar is open to all. To register to become a member and receive regular zoom links, please email herodotushelpline @gmail.com . All sessions take place at 6pm GMT.* Schedule: Spring…

School Manager

The School of Classics and School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies invite applications for a joint School Manager at the University of St Andrews. Working alongside the Heads of School and senior members of academic staff you will provide strategic guidance to each School while effectively managing all operations. You will be a key…

Lecturers in Latin

The School of Classics invites applications for two fixed-term Lecturers in Latin Literature, as a result of the award of Philip Leverhulme Prizes to Dr Tom Geue and Dr Henry Stead. We are looking for candidates with strong research potential and the ambition to achieve a high-level academic career, for whom a fixed-term post may…

MLitt in Classics: applications now open

The School of Classics, University of St Andrews, invites applications for its Masters programme. The MLitt in Classics is an intensive taught programme, designed primarily as preparation for further research. The course allows you to specialise in a wide range of areas, including: Greek or Latin literature, ancient history, classical archaeology, classical reception studies, and…

Classics Widening Access PhD Scholarship

The School of Classics invites prospective postgraduates to information sessions for the Classics Widening Access PhD Scholarship on 23 November at 9am and 3pm UK time (via TEAMS).  The studentship aims to widen access for students from groups traditionally excluded from or under-represented in academia. These sessions will cover: Eligibility. How to make the application,…

Unspoken Rome

“Unspoken Rome: Absence in Latin Literature and its Reception” a new book edited by Tom Geue and Elena Giusti was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2021. From the publisher’s website: Latin literature is a hotbed of holes and erasures. Its sensitivity to politics leaves it ripe for repression of all sorts of names,…

Congratulations to Tiancheng Wang

Congratulations to Tiancheng Wang, who successfully completed his MPhil this summer. His thesis is entitled “Roman Naming Conventions in Late Republican and Early Imperial Prose”. Tiancheng’s research offered, based on the analysis of hundreds of passages, original insight into naming conventions and their social, cultural and narrative significance in Latin texts of the late Republic…

Call for applications: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme

The School of Classics at the University of St Andrews welcomes applications for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme 2022. The Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. View more information on Early Career Fellowships. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully.   The…

Applications for PhD entry in 2022

The School of Classics invites applications for PhD entry in 2022 under the following three schemes. All schemes are open to UK, EU and Overseas students and we seek candidates who will contribute to the University’s inclusive and diverse culture. We encourage all potential applicants to consult individual members of staff about their proposed research…