Centre for Classical Studies

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Teaching Areas

Researchers and Research Areas of Expertise

Dr Chris Bishop: Classical Greek and Roman history; Latin and Classical Greek literature; late antiquity; early medieval history; classical and medieval reception studies; medievalism; comic book studies

Dr Paul Burton: International Relations; Classical Greek And Roman History; Roman history of the middle and late Republican periods; Roman imperialism and diplomacy; the Classical tradition

Dr Greta Hawes: Study of Greek myth;  Ancient – and sometimes more recent – contexts for storytelling; Greeks’ assessment of mythic phenomena in their own culture, the modes of interpretation to which these gave rise. Classical Greek Languages

Dr Peter Londey: Classical Greek And Roman History; Defence Studies; International Relations; Museum Studies; Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History); Biography

Dr Sonia Pertsinidis: Ancient Greek Literature; Philosophy and Education; Drama and Mythology; Ancient Greek popular literature (fables, comic biographies and wisdom literature).

Professional Staff

Fiona Sweet-Formiatti: Assistant to Curator, ANU Classics Museum (part time)



The Canberra Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens

The AAIA aims to promote the study of ancient, mediaeval, and modern Greece in both Greece and Australia, and is the focal point for Australian research and excavations in Greece.

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The Friends of the ANU Classics Museum

The Friends of the ANU Classics Museum encourages and promotes the interests of the museum. It organises lectures on classical art, history and archaeology, and on topics suggested by items in the collection. The group, established in 1985, also raises funds to purchase acquisitions for the museum.

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Updated:  19 October 2017/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications