Professor Neville Morley
Professor in Classics and Ancient History
Telephone: 01392 724242
I research and teach in three different areas of ancient history:
(i) ancient economic and social history, including trade, urbanisation, slavery, agriculture and demography, with a particular focus on Roman Italy and the city of Rome;
(ii) the reception and influence of ancient texts and examples in the modern world, especially in the social sciences, with a particular focus on the influence of the Greek historian Thucydides in historiography and political theory;
(iii) theoretical and methodological approaches to ancient history, especially social-scientific approaches.
I am currently working on a book on Marx and Antiquity and a shorter account of Classics: why it matters, as well as developing a research project on Thucydides and modern political theory.
I am an Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, as part of an ongoing collaboration with colleagues there studying change and instability in the ancient world and its modern interpretation.