Dr Evelien Bracke (Swansea University) works on the concepts of metis (“cunning intelligence”) and magic in ancient Greek poetry.


Dr Kyle Erickson (Trinity Saint David)


Dr Fritz-Gregor Herrmann (Swansea University)


Prof Mark Humphries (Swansea University) has been Professor of Ancient History at Swansea since 2007. His research focuses on Late Antiquity (third to seventh centuries AD) and he has published widely on the religious, political, and cultural history of the period. His research interests in ancient literature include rhetorical and narrative strategies in a range of late-antique authors, both pagan (such as Ammianus Marcellinus and Eunapius of Sardis) and Christian (such as Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose of Milan, and Rufinus of Aquileia). He is a general editor of the series Translated Texts for Historians (Liverpool University Press) and serves on the editorial board of the Rivista di Cultura Classica e Medioevale.


Dr Martina Minas-Nerpel (Swansea University)


Prof John Morgan (Swansea University) joined the University in 1979 and currently holds a Personal Chair in the School of Humanities (2006). His research centres on the ancient Greek novel, and he has published widely on this topic, including an edition, with introduction, translation and commentary, Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford 2004). He is a member of the editorial board of Ancient Narrative, and of the Classical Association Journals Board, and was a member of the Steering Committee for the 4th International Conference on the Ancient Novel, Lisbon 2008. He has been an invited speaker at the Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel (2005, 2007, 2009); at the Tours Colloques sur l’ancien roman (2002, 2004, 2009); at the Brussels Collquium on Philostratus’ Vita Apollonii (2006); at the Caceres Conference on Textual Criticism (2007); at the opening event of the Research Group on Fictionality at the University of York (2008).


Dr Ruth Parkes (Trinity Saint David) works on Latin narrative within the epic tradition. Her recent research continues to involve the epics of Statius and is also focussed on the hexameter poems of Claudian, particularly De Raptu Proserpinae and De Bello Gildonico.


Dr Maria Pretzler (Swansea University)


Dr Ian Repath (Swansea University)


Dr Laurence Totelin (Cardiff University)


PhD students

Rachel Bird

Nicolò D’Alconzo

Alex Ferron

Nick Mataya

Meharit Musié

Ma students

Jessica Barnes

Callum Carroll

Isobel Sandbach


Associate Members (outside Swansea and Lampeter)

Dr Eran Almagor (Ben Gurion)

Professor Douglas Cairns (Edinburgh)

Dr Koen De Temmerman (Ghent)

Professor Stephen Harrison (Oxford)

Professor John Hilton (Natal)

Dr Owen Hodkinson (Leeds)

Professor Richard Hunter (Cambridge)

Dr Regine May (Leeds)

Professor Silvia Montiglio (Johns Hopkins)

Professor Stelios Panayotakis (Crete)

Professor Gareth Schmeling (Florida)

Professor David Scourfield (Maynooth)

Dr Aldo Tagliabue (Heidelberg)

Professor Stephen Trzaskoma (New Hampshire)

Professor Ruth Webb (Lille)

Professor Tim Whitmarsh (Cambridge)

Professor Froma Zeitlin (Princeton)