About the Centre for Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society

A significant proportion of our research is focused on Hellenistic and Romano-Greek culture and society, and the Centre was set up in 2001 with a £1.25 million funding grant from the Leverhulme Trust to support research in this area. Since then the Centre has remained the aegis for intensive individual and collaborative research in these eras of antiquity. The Centre’s work has been taken forward by a grant of more than £500K from the A.G. Leventis Foundation across the 2010-18 period to support work on the Impact of Greek Culture.

In 2003-7 the Centre hosted a major AHRC-funded project on pagan monotheism headed by Stephen Mitchell, and other key areas of research include ancient medicine, Alexander, Macedonian, and monarchical studies, prose literature and philosophy of the imperial period, and Black Sea history.