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

  • 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 ...
  • The fifth-century crisis 

    Smith, Christopher John (2017-10-26) - Journal article
    This essay seeks to establish the parameters of our uncertainty concerning one of the most difficult periods of Roman history, the period between the traditional end of the Roman monarchy and the passing of the Licinio-Sextian ...
  • J.B. Ward-Perkins, the BSR and the landscape tradition in post-war Italian archaeology 

    Smith, Christopher John (2017-10-26) - Journal article
    Nothing has so characterized the British School at Rome's approach, from its inception, as the commitment to landscape archaeology in one form or another. This paper discusses the origins of this commitment in the work of ...
  • Frontinus' cameo role in Tacitus' Agricola 

    König, Alice Rebecca (2013-05) - Journal article
    Frontinus appears only once in Tacitus' Agricola, at a moment in the text where Tacitus is filling in some background, sketching a rough history of the Roman occupation of Britain up to the time when Agricola took over as ...
  • 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).

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