The University of St Andrews has been a centre for Classical studies since its foundation in 1413, and the School of Classics continues to build on its reputation for both teaching and research. Current concentrations of expertise include (among many others) classical and post-classical Greek literature; Platonic and post-classical philosophy; the archaeology of Rome and the Roman provinces, Roman Imperial literature and history, Late Antiquity and Renaissance and later engagement with the Classics.

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Recent Submissions

  • Greek thinking, fast and slow. Euripides and Thucydides on deliberation and decision-making 

    Hesk, Jonathan Peter (2017-11) - Journal article
    Euripides’ Suppliant Women and Thucydides’ account of Pericles’ leadership within the Athenian democracy of 431/430 BCE are good examples of classical Greek texts which ask citizen-audiences to reflect very deeply on the ...
  • Conflicting models of authority and expertise in Frontinus’ Strategemata 

    Konig, Alice Rebecca (Cambridge University Press, 2017-01) - Book item
    At the start of his Strategemata, Frontinus claims to be (almost) unique in having drawn up a ‘science’ of warfare. He is referring to his now lost treatise, On the Art of War, and stamping his authority and expertise on ...
  • Scotland's political culture : the need to put consensus first 

    Konig, Alice Rebecca; Chrisman, Matthew; Virgo, Sarah (The RSE Young Academy of Scotland, 2017-09-20) - Book item
    One year on from the Brexit Referendum vote, the Young Academy of Scotland have released a report, Brexit: The Impact on Scotland. The report comprises of ten articles, each focusing on the impact of Brexit on a different ...
  • Tracing the Ebb and Flow of de Architectura 8 

    König, Alice Rebecca (2016) - Journal article
  • Servius, Cato the Elder and Virgil 

    Smith, Christopher John (2017) - Journal article
    This paper considers one of the most significant of the authors cited in the Servian tradition, Cato the Elder. He is cited more than any other historian, and looked at the other way round, Servius is a very important ...

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