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M4C scholarship competition for PhD study now open (entry October 2021)

The M4C competition for PhD scholarships is now open. The Department of Classics welcomes applications from strong candidates in our areas of expertise.


New publication (open access): Galen's Treatise περὶ ἀλυπίας (De indolentia) in Context: A tale of resilience

Galen's Treatise περὶ ἀλυπίας (De indolentia) in Context: A tale of resilience, edited by Dr. Caroline Petit, Brill, 2019

In 193 AD, Galen of Pergamum, physician to the emperors, discloses crucial information in a letter to an unnamed friend. This long-lost text was rediscovered in 2005 by a then PhD student, and has since generated more literature than any other Galen text. In the wake of Vivian Nutton's authoritative translation (2013), this collection of essays addresses some of the many facets of the text, shedding new light on Galen, Rome, and the reign of Commodus.

Arising from a Wellcome-funded conference, the book is open access, courtesy of Brill and the Wellcome Trust.



Dr Michael Scott - Foundation Fellow appointment

Dr Michael Scott has been appointed a Foundation Fellow in the Warwick International Higher Education Academy. More details can be found here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/academy/


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