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Ewen (E.L.) Bowie, Emeritus Fellow. Research interests: Greek elegiac and iambic poetry, Aristophanes, Hellenistic poetry, the Greek novel, Greek prose and literary culture in the high Roman Empire. Publications: many articles, esp. on the literary culture of the Second Sophistic. Currently working on a commentary on Longus, Daphnis and Chloe, a book on Hadrian and the Greek World, and a book on Athens in the Antonine age (with Prof. Suzanne Said).

Ursula Coope, Professor of Ancient Philosophy. Research interests: ancient philosophy (especially Aristotle), philosophy of action (especially the ontology of action, the relation between rational and nonrational powers, freedom and self-determination, and the history of thought about these matters), metaphysics (especially time, causation and the distinction between events and processes). Publications: articles on the above, and a monograph, 'Time for Aristotle'. Currently working on the development of views about self-movement and self-determination in post-aristotelian thought.

JaÅ› (John, J.R.) Elsner, Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Art and Archaeology. Research interests: The reception of Greek and Roman art in antiquity and later periods, the relationship of art and religion, the genesis of late antique and Christian art in the period of the Second Sophistic. Publications: Art and the Roman Viewer (1995), Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph (1998), (edited with Ian Rutherford) Pilgrimage in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods (2005), Roman Eyes: Visuality and Subjectivity in Art and Text, Princeton (2007).

Stephen (S.J.) Harrison, Mynors and Charles Oldham Fellow and Tutor in Latin, Professor of Latin Literature. Research interests: Augustan Latin poetry, esp. Vergil and Horace, the Roman novel (esp. Apuleius), the application of literary theory to the study of Latin literature, and the reception of Latin literature in nineteenth-century and modern Britain. Publications include a commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 10 (1991, repr. 1997), Apuleius: A Latin Sophist (2000), Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace (2007) - for a full list of publications see

Peter Haarer has two main research interests within the Aegean world of the first half of the first millennium B.C., both of which focus on an "invention" and its impact. The first of these concerns changes in the use and perception of iron in the Early Iron Age, and the second the emergence of alphabetic Greek writing.

James (J.D.) Howard-Johnston, Emeritus Fellow. Research interests: history of Byzantium AD 500-1100; historiography, institutional development, and international relations (with special reference to Armenia and Bulgaria). Publications: many articles on the above; Byzantium and the West (ed., 1984), The Armenian History Attributed to Sebeos (with R.W. Thomson, 1999), The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (ed., 2000), Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century (2010).

John Ma, Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History. Research interests: Hellenistic History; Greek epigraphy; historical geography of Asia Minor; Classical and post-Classical polis. Publications: Antiochos III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor (2000). Currently interested in honorific statues in the Hellenistic city; the political culture of the Hellenistic polis; and an essay on Classical and post-Classical history called 'Whatever happened to Athens?'

Anna Marmodoro, Fellow in Philosophy,. Director of the Project Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies. Co-editor of the journal Ancient Philosophical Inquiry. Research interests: ancient and medieval philosophy, contemporary metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion. Publications: articles in all the areas above; three edited books. Currently working on a monograph provisionally titled Aristotle on Perceiving Objects.

Neil (N.B.) McLynn, Fellow, University Lecturer in Later Roman History. Research interests: history of later Roman Empire AD 250-550; historiography, ecclesiastical politics, religious history. Publications: Ambrose of Milan (1994); ‘Among the Hellenists: Gregory and the Sophists', in Gregory of Nazianzus: Images and Reflections (ed. J. Børtnes and T. Hägg, 2006); ‘Crying Wolf: The Pope and the Lupercalia', Journal of Roman Studies 98 (2008); Christian Politics and Religious Culture in Late Antiquity (2009). Currently working on a study of Gregory Nazianzen.

Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology. Research interests: the manipulation of landscape in Roman Greece, focusing in particular on the role of sculptural monuments within the natural landscape and their visual evocation of Classical myth and history, Classical reception and the presentation of ancient Greek culture in Greece in the 1920s and 1930's in visual media including film and photography, and its political manipulation. Publications: ‘Truly beyond wonders': Aelius Aristides and the Cult of Asklepios (2009).

Tobias Reinhardt, Corpus Professor of Latin. Research interests: Latin literature, especially prose texts and didactic poetry, Latin palaeography and textual criticism, ancient philosophy. Publications: Das Buch E der aristotelischen Topik - Untersuchungen zur Echtheitsfrage, Göttingen 2000 (Hypomnemata vol. 131; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht), Cicero's Topica. Oxford 2003 (2003), Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria Bk. 2. (Edited jointly with Michael Winterbottom, 2006), numerous articles and reviews.

Tim Whitmarsh, E.P. Warren Praelector in Classics and Professor of Ancient Literatures. Research interests: the literature and culture of post-classical Greece, especially fiction; literary and cultural theory; religion and irreligiousness in antiquity. Books include Greek Literature and the Roman Empire (2001), Ancient Greek Literature (2004), The Second Sophistic (2005), The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel (2009 Narrative and identity in the ancient Greek novel: returning romance (2011). Co-edits the series Classics in Theory and Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture and Representation for Oxford University Press .

Mark Whittow, Lecturer and Fellow in Byzantine Studies. Research interests: Byzantium, comparative history of Europe and the Near East. Publications include The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600-1025 (1996); ‘The Middle Byzantine Economy', in J. Shepard (ed.) The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire (2009); ‘Early Medieval Byzantium and the End of the Ancient World', Journal of Agrarian Change 9 (2009); ‘The Late Roman / Early Byzantine Near East', in The New Cambridge History of Islam I, ed. C. Robinson (2010).


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