School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Claire Stocks

Lecturer in Classics



BA Classics (Durham), MA Classics (Durham), PhD Latin Literature (Cambridge)

My primary research interest is Latin epic, especially Flavian epic (written under the emperor Domitian). My first book was on the characterisation of Hannibal in Silius Italicus' epic, Punica (Liverpool, 2014) and I am now working on the representation on Jupiter in Flavian poetry and Culture. I am also interested in Reception Studies, especially using the medium of film (I have also worked - briefly! - as a researcher for the TV/Film industry). I co-run the Flavian Literature and Culture Network in collaboration with the Emma Buckley (St Andrews) and Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois).

Office Hours Semester 2, 2018-19: Wednesdays 09:00-10:00 and Thursdays 14:00-16:00 

Office: ARMB 1.36

Tel: 0191 2087971

Academic Career

2016 -        Lecturer in Classics, University of Newcastle (UK)

2012-16     Assistant Professor for Classics, Radboud University, Nijmegen (Netherlands)

2011-12     Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of Manchester (UK)

2010-11     Supervisor of Studies, Classics, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (UK)