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Ancient Medicine and its Reception

Greek history & literature

Roman history & Latin literature

Art, epigraphy, numismatics 

Sexuality and Gender

Graeco-Arabic studies


Humanism - Reception



Prof. Kevin Butcher

  • The Metallurgy of Roman Silver Coinage, from the reform of Nero to the reform of Trajan (Cambridge University Press 2015) (with M. Ponting)
    This book explores the composition of Roman silver coinage of the first century AD, re-examining traditional interpretations in the light of an entirely new programme of analyses of the coins, which illustrates the inadequacy of many earlier analytical projects. It provides new evidence for the supply of materials and refining and minting technology. It can even pinpoint likely episodes of recycling old coins and, when combined with the study of hoards, hints at possible strategies of stockpiling of metal. The creation of reserves bears directly on the question of the adequacy of revenues and fiscal health.

Prof. Alison Cooley

  • Inventive Inscriptions – the Organization of Epigraphic Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century (Special issue of Journal of the History of Collections 26.3) (2014) (editor, with D. Orrells); ‘The emergence of epigraphy in the Kingdom of Naples’ pp. 337-354
  • ‘Paratextual perspectives upon the SC de Pisone patre’, in The Roman Paratext: Frame, Texts, Readers, ed. L. Jansen (Cambridge University Press, 2014) pp.143-55
  • ‘Die letzten Tage des Augustus’, Antike Welt 4 (2014) pp.10-15
  • ‘Augustus’ In Oxford Bibliographies in ‘Classics’. Ed. D. Clayman. (New York: Oxford University Press 2014)
  • ‘Bretagne’ Année Epigraphique 2011 (2014) pp.275-95

Prof James Davidson

  • ‘Past It at Thirty: Legs and Running in Ancient Greek Culture’ in A. Moreno and R. Thomas edd. Patterns of the Past: Epitedeumata in the Greek Tradition (Oxford, 2014), pp. 121-144

Dr David Fearn

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Dr Suzanne Frey-Kupper

  • ‘Coins and their use in the Punic Mediterranean. Case studies from Carthage to Italy from the fourth to the first century BCE’, in The Punic Mediterranean. Identities and Identification from Phoenician Settlement to Roman Rule (British School at Rome Studies) eds. J. Quinn and N. Vella (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) pp.76-108

  •  'Münzen. Der keltische Oboltyp «Bern-Enge» und die Beigabepraxis im Gräberfeld von Bern, Reichenbachstrasse', (with Nick, M.) in Peter Jud and Susi Ulrich-Bochsler, Bern, Reichenbachstrasse. Neue Gräber aus dem latènezeitlichen Oppidum auf der Engehalbinsel (Bern: Archäologischer Dienst des Kantons Bern, 2014):
    49-65

Prof Andrew Laird

  • ‘Humanism and the humanity of the peoples of the New World: Fray Julián Garcés, De habilitate et
    capacitate gentium, Rome 1537. A study, transcription and translation of the original imprint in the John Carter Brown Library’, Studi Umanistici Piceni 34 (2014), 183-225
  • ‘Nahuas and Caesars: Classical learning and bilingualism in post-conquest Mexico; An inventory of Latin writings by authors of the native nobility’ Classical Philology 109 (2014), 150-69

Dr Zahra Newby

  • ‘Poems in stone: reading mythological sarcophagi through Statius’ consolations’ In Elsner, J. and Meyer, M., (eds.) Art and rhetoric in Roman culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Dr Dan Orrells

  • Sex: Antiquity and its Legacy (IB Tauris, 2015)

    This divertingly readable book explores the contested relationships between ancient and modern ideas about sex and the erotic, encompassing homosexuality, paedophilia, auto-eroticism, cybersex and bestiality.Ranging from Sappho to Foucault, the author shows why the very definition of what sex is has changed radically between ancient and modern times.


Dr Caroline Petit

  • What does Pseudo-Galen tell us that Galen does not? Ancient medical schools in the Roman Empire', in P. Adamson/R. Hansberger/J. Wilberding (eds), Philosophical Themes in Galen (BICS supplement 114, 2014)
    pp.269-290
  • 'Signes et présages: le discours prédictif et ses enjeux chez Artémidore, Galien et Ptolémée', in C. Chandezon/J. Du Bouchet (eds), Artémidore de Daldis et l'interprétation des rêves, (Les Belles Lettres, 2014) pp.161-190

Dr Clare Rowan

  • Embodying Value: The Transformation of Objects in and from the Ancient World, ed. with A. Bokern (BAR 2014): 'Introduction: a Turkish teapot, or thinking things throuh' (with A. Bokern), 1-10 and 'The value of coinage in the Second Punic War and after' 77-88
  • 'Showing Rome in the round. Reinterpreting the 'commemorative medallions' of Antoninus Pius', Antichthon 48 (2014) 109-25
  • 'Iconography in colonial contexts: the provincial coinage of the late Republic in Corinth and Dyme', in Art in the Round: New Approaches to Ancient Coin Iconography, eds N.T. Elkins & S. Krmnicek (2014: Tuebingen)
  • 'Experiencing the Republic Empire: a numismatic perspective' (with M. Ellams, E. Morgan, B. Waters), Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia 25: 55-67

Dr Michael Scott

  • Delphi: centre of the ancient world (Princeton University Press, 2014)
  • 'Life in the ancient world' in Life., eds W. Brown & A. Fabian (Darwin College Lectures, Cambridge University Press, 2014) 96-123

Prof Simon Swain



A-Z of our recent work
  • Art
  • Augustus
  • Bern
  • Coins
  • Delphi
  • Galen
  • Inscriptions
  • Medallions
  • Medicine
  • Metallurgy
  • Mexico
  • Myth
  • Naples
  • Piso
  • Running
  • Sarcophagi