Classical History


Research by the Classical History group is focused mainly on the history of the Roman World, including its relations with other states, empires and cultures. This focus has been a conscious policy for many years based on the consideration that three (originally only two) tenured staff members cannot possible cover all research aspects of Classical History. Rather than trying to cover the entire Greek and Roman World, the choice was made to concentrate on the Roman World sensu largo, i.e. including the eastern (Greek) provinces and Late Antiquity. In principle the whole history of Rome is covered, from its earliest beginnings (in the 8th c. BCE) to late Antiquity (ca. 600 CE). In practice, the team’s research mainly covers the period from ca. 200 BCE onwards.