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

  • The loser leaves (Rome's loss) : Umbricius’ wishful exile in Juvenal, Satire 3 

    Geue, Tom Alexander (2015-12) - Journal article
    Juvenal's third satire is a privileged piece of verbal diarrhoea. As the longest satire in Juvenal's well-attended Book 1, as the centre of this book, and as the one Juvenalian jewel that sparkles ‘non-rhetorically’, it ...
  • Networks: exile and tourism in the Roman Cyclades 

    Sweetman, Rebecca Jane (Getty Publications, 2016) - Book item
    The overwhelming image of the Cycladic islands in the Roman period as purported by literary sources is one of isolation: accounts tell us of their uses as places of exile (of varying degrees of inaccessibility), their ...
  • Academic eloquence and the end of Cicero's de finibus 

    Long, Alexander George (2015-03-01) - Journal article
    The paper considers why the structure of Cicero’s De Finibus implicitly favours the Academy, even though Cicero avoids a decision between the Stoic theory and Antiochus’ theory. Cicero’s educational aims require him to ...
  • A helping hand from the divine. Notes on the triumphalist iconography of the Theodosian dynasty 

    Lampinen, Antti (2016) - Journal article
    This article will provide a contextualised look at the variegated manifestations of how Theodosius and his immediate successors sought to refer to divine support in their triumphalist propaganda. In it, particular attention ...
  • Review article: Beyond the polis? New approaches to Greek religion 

    Harrison, Tom (2015) - Journal article
    This article reviews a range of important recent work on Greek religion. It looks first at the critique (common to a number of the books under review) of the polis-religion model associated with Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood ...

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