Greek and Latin literature, particularly of the Hellenistic and imperial periods, and the ancient reception and criticism of classical texts
About this Fellow
Gillian Clark is Professor Emerita (since 2010) of Ancient History, University of Bristol. She is an alumna of Somerville College, Oxford, where she read 'Greats' (Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient history, and philosophy). Her MA and D.Phil. are also from Oxford. She taught for the universities of Glasgow, St Andrews, and Manchester before her appointment to Liverpool and then to Bristol. Her research field is known to classicists as late antiquity and to theologians as early Christian studies or as patristics. She works on social and intellectual history, with a special interest in the lives of women. Her continuing project is a commentary on Augustine, City of God. She co-edits, with Andrew Louth FBA, the monogtaph series Oxford Early Christian Texts / Studies (OUP), and she is a General Editor of the series Translated Texts for Historians 300-800 (Liverpool University Press), which provides scholarly annotated translations from the languages of the Roman empire and its neighbours and successors.
Greek and Latin languages and literature; ancient scholarship; ancient bilingualism and second-language learning; politeness and forms of address in Latin and Greek; sociolinguistics of ancient languages
Culture and history of the Greek world under Rome; History of Medicine in antiquity and the middle ages; the legacy of Greek thought in medieval Islam
Greek historiography and mythography; Greek epic poetry; Greek lyric poetry; History of Classical Scholarship