Department of Classics

Classics: learning, teaching, research

Within Nottingham's vibrant Department of Classics we teach and research all aspects of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome - Greek and Latin language as well as Greek and Roman literature, history, art and life.

Patrick Finglass, Head of Department


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Sparta and Comic Books

Prof. Stephen Hodkinson's collaboration on the production of the comic book Three is highlighted in the University's Research Exhcange newsletter.

Retirement dinner for Professor Alan Sommerstein

A retirement dinner for Alan Sommerstein, celebrating his time with the University of Nottingham's Classics department.

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Classics and the First World War: ‘Stand in the trench, Achilles’
A hundred years since the summer of 1914: people’s minds are turning to the First World War. I thought it might be of interest to spend a little time here drawing attention to some of the various ways in which this war was experienced, described and commemorated in connection with Classics. This poem was composed ...

Simaetha revisited (1)
How silly is it to use a parody or joke to flag up features on an ancient text? In my post Simaetha’s letter, I provided a letter to an agony aunt, as if written by Simaetha, the speaker of Theocritus 2. This poem (a favourite of mine, which I teach as part of the first ...

CA report: Classics in Nottingham (2)
Nottingham Teaching Associate Philip Davies and PhD student Peter Davies (no relation) report on the second of two Sparta panels at the recent CA conference. See here for their first report. The second of the two panels on Sparta at the recent Nottingham CA conference expanded our focus beyond the citizen body of Sparta, considering ...


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