Pseudo-Longinus: On the Sublime

Stephen Halliwell‘s major edition of the ancient treatise On the Sublime has been published by Oxford University Press. The book was first released in Italian translation in the Lorenzo Valla series, in 2021. The English version contains a new English translation of the text, and additional material in the introduction and the commentary.

Lecturers in Latin

The School of Classics is pleased to announce that Dr Esther Meijer and Dr Elaine Sanderson will be joining the School in September, and that Dr Adrian Gramps will also continue to work with the School next year. Dr Esther Meijer researches Neronian and Flavian literature, and is particularly interested in the uses of genre…

Teaching awards

The School of Classics prides itself on its dedication to its teaching, and students are at the heart of everything we do. This year we are delighted that several colleagues were nominated for multiple student teaching awards (including Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Dissertation Adviser). The nominees were Ralph Anderson, Michael Carroll, Jon Hesk, Sian Lewis, Eóin…

Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue

Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue, edited by Jason König and Nicolas Wiater, was published recently by Cambridge University Press. From the publisher’s website: Late Hellenistic Greek literature, both prose and poetry, stands out for its richness and diversity. Recent work has tended to take an author-by-author approach that underestimates the interconnectedness of the literary…

Visualising Peace project launches new online bibliographic resource

‘Visualising Peace’ is a ‘Vertically Integrated Project’ involving twelve undergraduate students based in different Schools at the University of St Andrews. Directed by Dr Alice König and supported by PG Mentor Jenny Oberholtzer, this project seeks to extend the work of the Visualising War project by examining how war’s aftermath, conflict resolution and peace-building are…

Teaching award for Alice König

Congratulations to Alice König on winning a University teaching award this year. Alice’s work on her CL4467 module (Classics in the Modern world) was particularly noted for its creativity and in inspiring students’ love of Classics. Alice’s work on equality and diversity in the curriculum was also highlighted. This is a fantastic achievement and well…

Associate Lecturer in Classics

The School of Classics invites applications for an associate lecturer in Classics (education focused). The successful candidate will have particular expertise in areas of modern reception of antiquity (e.g. medicine, science, political thought, popular culture) which will extend our existing strengths; they will deliver high-quality teaching on our Undergraduate and Taught Masters programmes, possibly to…

Travel scholarships

The awards can be used very flexibly: They can cover the costs of attendance at summer language schools, or at the British School at Rome or the British School at Athens summer courses, or fieldwork costs. They can equally be used for more informal programmes of travel to sites in Greece, Rome, or elsewhere linked…

Chaos, Cosmos and Creation in Early Greek Theogonies

“Chaos, Cosmos and Creation in Early Greek Theogonies: An Ontological Exploration” by Olaf Almqvist, was published recently by Bloomsbury. From the publisher’s website: Cosmological narratives like the creation story in the book of Genesis or the modern Big Bang are popularly understood to be descriptions of how the universe was created. However, cosmologies also say…

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!