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Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome

Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome

The Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome was set up in 2007 to bring together the interests of the staff and postgraduate students from the many departments and disciplines of Royal Holloway. The Centre focuses on the political, philosophical and literary bridges between the contemporary world and Mediterranean antiquity.

Thinking about the heritage of Greece and Rome has been constitutive of virtually every area of modern life: literature, drama, political theory, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, art, music, architecture, the military, government, gender, LBGT+ rights, post-colonialism, civil rights, medicine, engineering, entertainment, theatre, cinema and sport.

Current research in the Centre has two strands: Classics in popular culture and Classics in contemporary thought. Many members of staff in the department have an interest in reception; our broader interests range from political and literary philosophy, urbanism, literary receptions, science fictions, and popular culture. 

The Centre's Directors are Dr. Liz Gloyn and Dr. Efi Spentzou. The Centre hosts our current graduate students whose work is associated with the reception of the classical world. The Centre offers a Masters by Research in Classical Reception for those wishing to explore this subject at PGT level.

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