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UK Fellow, Classical Antiquity, elected in 1986

Professor Peter Wiseman FBA

About this Fellow

Classics and Ancient History



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Exeter

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in Classics then Reader in Roman History, University of Leicester, 1963 - 1976
  • Professor of Classics, University of Exeter, 1977 - 2001
  • Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Exeter, Queen Mary University of London, 1977

British Academy Appointments

  • Vice-President, 1992 - 1994
  • Member of Council, 1991 - 1992


Catullus and his world 1985


Remus: a Roman myth 1995


The Myths of Rome 2004


Remembering the Roman people 2009


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Comparative world archaeology and deep history; the archaeology of the Mediterranean; Aegean prehistory; the archaeology of islands; the emergence of connectivity, particularly maritime; landscape archaeology

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Greek and Latin literature, particularly of the Hellenistic and imperial periods, and the ancient reception and criticism of classical texts

Professor Eleanor Dickey

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

Professor Simon Swain

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