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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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Greek, Roman, early Christian and Byzantine art and archaeology; the reception of material culture in texts, museums and collecting; art and text; art and religion; the history of art history

Professor M M McCabe

Philosophy: Ancient philosophy especially Plato's metaphysics, epistemology and ethics; ethics; the philosophy of medicine

Professor Ineke Sluiter

Classics, in particular: ancient and medieval ideas on language; the use of value terms in public debate; cognitive approaches to Greek literature; innovation processes in antiquity, in particular their 'anchoring'