A research area within The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

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Classics research

Our research

Classics at Leeds carries out internationally renowned research in the form of both individual scholarship and collaborative projects.

Our research identity is based on a shared concern with the lived experience of Graeco-Roman antiquity as evidenced in its literature, philosophy, values, religion and material culture. Three mutually complementary themes provide focal centres for work within that broad remit:

  • Literatures and Philosophies builds on our long-standing strength in classical literature and drama, and the literature/philosophy interface;
  • Community and Identity encompasses social, political, ideological and physical aspects of ancient communities;
  • Classics Across Media explores the post-classical reception of the classical world in diverse media (including literature, music, film, science), in both 'high' and popular culture.

Find out more about our research, impact and engagement.

Researchers in conversation.

Discover our subject specialists who lead our research - from postgraduate research students to internationally-renowned academic staff.

Academics and Postgraduate researchers in conversation.

Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with Classics.