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Professor Neville Morley

Public engagement

I am developing a project to make use of extracts from the work of the ancient Greek historian Thucydides as a basis for promoting critical debate about politics, citizenship and power in schools. This includes performance of a special adaptation of The Melian Dialogue (see this version) and other key passages, and will involve the creation (in collaboration with teachers) of a range of written and web-based resources. I am also working on a series of YouTube videos, both talking about Thucydides and presenting extracts from his text in new formats.

I blog regularly about my research, about the reception of Thucydides and his potential relevance to contemporary issues, and about anything else that catches my interest, at, and on Twitter @NevilleMorley. I also seek to correct misquotations and misappropriations of Thucydides on Twitter, via the Thucydiocy Bot (@Thucydiocy).

Contribution to discipline

Editorial Board, Journal of Roman Studies

Associate Editor, Classical Receptions Journal.

Area Editor for Economic History, Oxford Classical Dictionary Online.

Standing Committee member, Council of University Classics Departments

Network Co-Chair for 'Antiquity' section of the European Social Science History Conference (

Editorial Board, Classical Receptions in Twentieth-Century Writing, Bloomsbury.

Editorial Board, Thoukidideia, Vandenhoek & Rupprecht