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

  • Review of Roman Crete : new perspectives 

    Sweetman, Rebecca J. (2017-07) - Journal item
    Edited by Jane E. Francis and Anna Kouremenos. Pp. ix + 246. Oxbow, Oxford 2016. $65. ISBN 978-1-78570-095-8 (cloth).
  • Beyond metaphor : archaeology as a social and artistic practice 

    Smith, Christopher John (2017-01-26) - Journal article
    This article summarises recent work on the engagement between art and archaeology, but seeks to embed this in a longer history of archaeology as a metaphor for other cultural and social practices, and at the same time to ...
  • Immortality in Empedocles 

    Long, Alex (2017-01) - Journal article
    The paper examines Empedocles’ attributions of immortality. I argue that Empedocles does not withhold immortality from the gods but rather has an unorthodox conception of what immortality is. Immortality does not mean, or ...
  • Transitioning between school- and university-level Latin learning : a Scottish perspective 

    Buckley, Emma; König, Alice; Kotarcic, Ana (2017-05-11) - Journal article
    Students are arriving to study Latin at university with an increasingly diverse range of qualifications (including no Latin at all). This is something to celebrate. University Classics departments want students from different ...
  • Networks and church building in the Aegean : Crete, Cyprus, Lycia and the Peloponnese 

    Sweetman, Rebecca Jane (2017-04-27) - Journal article
    Studies of Christianization in mainland Greece have indicated different processes, planned and unplanned, of religious change. Memory and tradition were drawn on to help situate the earliest churches into the existence ...

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