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Homeric epic (including the poetics of extended similes); Greek comedy, especially Aristophanes; Greek attitudes to laughter; Greek tragedy and the theory of tragedy; Greek theatre practice, including masks; Plato, especially the Republic and Platonic attitudes to poetry and art; Aristotle, especially the Poetics and Rhetoric; fourth-century B.C. Greek oratory and rhetoric; Greek literary criticism and aesthetics; Longinus On the Sublime; Classical Tradition, especially in the fields of aesthetics and poetry; Nietzsche and the Greeks.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • PA Classical philology
  • Greek literature; Greek poetic and aesthetic theory; Classical Tradition.


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