Department of Classics and Archaeology

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Nicholas Wilshere

Teaching Associate in Greek and Latin, Faculty of Arts



I studied at Nottingham for both my MA and PhD (the latter with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council). Previously, I was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Oxford, and gained a PGCE in Classics from Homerton College, Cambridge.

My usual days of work at the university are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Teaching Summary

I have been teaching on Classics modules at Nottingham since 2002. I mostly teach Latin and Greek language, but also often contribute to literature modules.

I teach Medieval Latin to MA students in the Department of History and have led a reading group focusing on post-classical Latin.

My time is shared between teaching for the university and teaching a range of Adult Education courses elsewhere on Latin, Greek and the ancient world, and I am keen to explore ways in which these two types of teaching can inform each other.

Research Summary

My main research interest is Greek literature, especially the authors of the so-called 'Second Sophistic'.

My PhD thesis, which I am currently revising, was on the use of Homeric quotation, allusion, parody and cento in the work of Lucian of Samosata (2nd century AD).

Department of Classics and Archaeology

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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