About this Fellow
Robert Fowler was born in Palmerston, Ontario, Canada in 1954. He was educated at the University of Toronto Schools, the University of Toronto (BA 1976, MA 1977) and Oxford (DPhil 1980). After a year's post-doctoral fellowship at the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, he worked at the University of Waterloo, Ontario,for 15 years before taking up the H.O. Wills Chair of Greek at the University of Bristol in 1996. He retired from the Chair in 2017 and is now Emeritus Professor of Greek.
- Henry Overton Wills Emeritus Professor of Greek, University of Bristol
- Henry Overton Wills Emeritus Professor of Greek, University of Bristol, 2017
Early Greek poetry, Greek drama, oratory & historiography of the classical period, ancient Greek law.
The history, culture & religions of the Roman Empire from the first to the fifth centuries, with an emphasis on Christianity; the Theodosian Code
Greek & Roman history, with special interests in Italy, the rise of the Roman Empire, literacy, & topics that verge on other disciplines, especially psychology, economics & environmental sciences
Greek literature, especially drama; ancient poetics and aesthetics, especially in Plato, Aristotle and Longinus