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Postgraduate students' current research topics


  • Marta Barbato: Coin circulation in Central Italy in the Late republican period . Supervisor: Prof Suzanne Frey-Kupper
  • Nick Brown: The Inscribed Sculptures of Archaic Greece. Supervisors: Dr David Fearn & Dr Michael Scott
  • James Nicholas Currie: The Transformation of the Sacred Landscape of Republican and Early Imperial Sicily. Supervisors: Prof Alison Cooley & Prof Suzanne Frey-Kupper
  • George Green: Coinage. Supervisor: Prof Kevin Butcher
  • Miriam Hay: Defining a Late Antique Aesthetic in Art and Text. Supervisor: Dr Zahra Newby
  • Nigel Heathcote: Tyrants at Rome. Supervisor: Dr Zahra Newby
  • Victoria Jewell: Colour in Greek and Roman Art. Supervisors: Dr Zahra Newby & Dr Michael Scott
  • Joanna Kemp: Roman imperialism in the time of Hadrian. Supervisor: Prof Alison Cooley
  • Simone Mollea: Humanitas. Dr Victoria Rimell & Dr Maude Vanhaelen
  • Nathan Murphy: Coins: A Third-Century Crisis? Supervisor: Prof Kevin Butcher
  • Paloma Perez-Galvan: Epigraphic manuscripts in the Renaissance. Supervisors: Prof Ingrid De Smet & Prof Alison Cooley
  • Martina Russo: The politics and poetics of flattery in Seneca the Younger. Dr Victoria Rimell
  • Annie Sharples: Disability in the Ancient World. Supervisor: Dr Michael Scott
  • Effimia Stavropoulou: Metals in Greek literature. Supervisors: Dr Emmanuela Bakola & Dr David Fear
  • David Swan: Celtic coinage. Supervisors: Dr Clare Rowan & Prof Kevin Butche
  • Kathryn Thompson: Fascinum: the apotropaic phallus in the ancient and modern imagination. Supervisor: Prof Alison Cooley
  • Denise Wilding: Tokens. Supervisors: Dr Clare Rowan & Prof Kevin Butcher


  • Giles Penman: Classicizing iconography on British medals and war memorials of the Great War and contemporary and modern responses. Supervisors: Prof Suzanne Frey-Kupper & Dr Pierre Purseigle
  • Alessandra Tafaro: Martial and the Carmina Latina Epigraphica. Supervisors: Prof Alison Cooley & Dr Victoria Rimell

MA by Research

  • Cassia Lonsdale: Translation. Supervisor: Dr David Fearn
  • Jack Stradling. Topography of Violence in Rome. Supervisor: Prof. Alison Cooley

Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture

  • Jacqui Butler

  • Alice Clinch (MA T Rome)

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)