Unit of Assessment 31 (UoA 31) Classics

The majority of research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The following academic unit forms the submission to UoA 31:

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

As part of the School, all members of the Classics unit at Newcastle are research-active, all are internationally recognised and internationally well-connected.

The research undertaken by the unit has the following diverse strands:

  • Greeks under Rome
  • Roman rhetoric and Cicero
  • Roman republican history and Roman religion
  • Greek and Roman music
  • reception of Greek and Roman drama
  • Jewish history and culture, especially in the diaspora
  • Hellenistic and Roman Egypt
  • Greek papyrology
  • ethnography
  • ancient Persian and near Eastern history
  • Alexander the Great
  • Greek and Roman historiography
  • Roman Imperial history; the Emperor Julian
  • new testament and early Christianity
  • The classical world in general

Find out about the research, projects and members of staff within classics.

The following case studies demonstrate the impact of our research:


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