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


Latest news

CA at Nottingham!

From Sunday afternoon to Wednesday lunch-time, the Department of Classics at Nottingham has played host to the annual conference of the Classical Association.

Professor Sommerstein's journals: now in Ghana!

Professor Sommerstein donates journals to fellow classicists in the University of Ghana.

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Upcoming events

Beyond PhD: Post-doctoral Fellowships and Career Development in the Arts and Humanities

College Court, University of Leicester
A free one-day conference for arts and humanities early career researchers (and potential researchers) at the six universities of the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, sponsored by the British Academy.

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Thinking about Thinking about Ancient Religion
In July 2013, the Ancient Religions and Cognition (ARCog) project held its first workshop. Esther Eidinow tells us how, over the course of two days, participants explored the theme of religious authority, using cognitive theorizing to think about ancient evidence, and vice versa. You can find out more about the project and the workshop, and ...

Aeschylus at play
Oliver Thomas has just been representing Nottingham at a conference on Aeschylus’ satyr-plays at the University of California at Davis. Here he explains why satyr-plays are important for students of Greek tragedy. Already in Aristophanes’ Frogs (405 BCE), Aeschylus’ plays are caricatured as a dramatically unsophisticated torrent of weighty verbiage. Yet every tragedy Aeschylus wrote ...

When Texts Are Things: the writing’s on the wall
It would be easy to think that new material in ancient literature was confined to a small number of very rare discoveries – but actually the evidence changes all the time. Here is just one small, unspectacular but nevertheless exciting example… When I last posted here, it was about the ‘New Sappho’, forthcoming in Zeitschrift ...


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