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Past Postgraduate Research Topics

Recently completed research degrees

Paul Grigsby (2017) 'Boiotian Games: Festivals, Agones, and the Development of Boiotian Identity'. Supervisors: Prof James Davidson / Dr Zahra Newby
Desiree Arbo (2017) 'The Uses of Classical Learning in the Rio de la Plata, c.1750-1820'. Supervisors: Prof Andrew Laird, Prof Rebecca Earle
Rebecca Taylor (2016) 'Micro- and microcosm: the human body and the natural environment in archaic and classical thought'. Supervisor: Prof Simon Swain (2016)
Alexander Peck (2016) 'Haec Patria Est: The Conceptualisation, Function and Nature of Patria in the Roman World. Supervisor: Prof. Alison Cooley (AHRC funded)
Ghislaine van der Ploeg (2016) 'The Impact of the Roman Empire on the Cult of Asclepius'. Supervisor: Prof. Alison Cooley
Rocco Di Dio (2016) 'Marsilio Ficino’s notebooks : a case of Renaissance reading practices'. Supervisor Dr Maude Vanhaelen (joint Classics/Ancient History + Centre for Renaissance Studies)
Ersin Hussein (2014) 'Power and Identity in Roman Cyprus'. Supervisor: Prof. Alison Cooley
John Roberts (2013) 'The Prolegomena of La Cerda'a Commentary on Virgil: a Commented Edition'. Supervisor: Prof Andrew Laird
Aileen Das (2013) 'Galen and the Arabic traditions of Plato's Timaeus' Supervisor: Dr Maude Vanhaelen
Jack Nurpetlian (2013) ‘Coinage in late Hellenistic and Roman Syria : the Orontes Valley (1st century BC-3rd
century AD)’. Supervisor: Prof. Kevin Butcher

MA by research

Graham Barker (2016) Legitimation of power: the iconography of the Golden Age myth on Roman imperial coinage of the third century AD. Supervisor: Prof. Kevin Butcher
Kim Ingram (2016) Gauls, Goths and the Holy Roman Empire: the impact and significance of the sacks of Rome in 390 BC, AD 410 and 1527. Supervisor: Prof. Alison Cooley
Kate Carlin (2016) The development of nude female sculpture: an investigation into the changing form of the female nude in Classical and Hellenistic Greece. Supervisors: Dr Dan Orrells/Dr Michael Scott
Andrew Ballantine (2015) Macrocosm and microcosm: exploring the role of Presocratic natural philosophy in classical Greek medicine. Supervisor: Caroline Petit
Helen Walker (2016) The transitional moments in the lives of Greek girls. Supervisors: Dr Zahra Newby/ Dr Michael Scott
Sofia Guthrie (2015) Book 11 of Antoine Garissoles' Adolphid : an edition with an introduction, an English translation and explanatory notes. Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Laird
Nathan Murphy (2014): A denarius perpetuus?: the circulation of the "legionary denarii" of Marc Antony in Roman Italy and Britain 32-BC-AD 294. Supervisor: Prof Kevin Butcher
Sean Quinn (2014) Ptolemaic Royal Women. Supervisors: Dr Fabienne Marchand/ Dr David Fearn
Edd O'Neill (2014) Arrian, the new Xenophon : a study into the extent of Xenophon's literary influence on Arrian's Anabasis. Supervisor: Dr Fabienne Marchand.
Jessica Walker (2014) Camus' Caligula: an intrinsically 'Roman' play? Supervisor: Prof Alison Cooley.
Abigael Flack (2014) Suetonius' Approach to Biography in the De Vita Caesarum: Supervisor: Prof. Alison Cooley.

Congratulations to the following students who have recently successfully completed taught MA degrees:

Ben Howarth (Ancient Visual and Material Culture, merit)
Charlotte Mann (Ancient Visual and Material Culture, distinction)
Giles Penman (Ancient Visual and Material Culture, distinction)