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

  • An imperial image: the Bath Gorgon in context 

    Cousins, Eleri Hopkins (2016-06-02) - Journal article
    This paper attempts to put the Gorgon from the pediment of the Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath into a wider provincial context, by arguing for links between the Gorgon and first- and early second-century imitations in Gaul ...
  • Amphictyon, son of Hellen? A misunderstood mythological reference in Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 4.25.3 

    Wiater, Nicolas (2016-07-29) - Journal article
    Virtually all the major scholarly reference works, as well as many more popular sources, provide two alternative versions of the ancestry of Amphictyon, the mythical founder of the Delphic-Pylaic amphictyony, as either the ...
  • 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 ...

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