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Dr Rosie Wyles

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History


Before coming to Durham to join the UKRI-funded research project on how Aristotle writes, Rosie held posts at the University of Oxford, NUIM, Nottingham, King’s College London, and the University of Kent. At those universities she taught a wide portfolio of subjects ranging from Greek literature and language, ancient history and reception. She has experience in both supervising and examining doctorates. She was external examiner for the University of Bristol from 2019 to 2021 and is currently external assessor for the Open University.

Her research interests gravitate around the cultural history of the ancient world with a particular focus on drama and its reception. Her two monographs, both published by Bloomsbury Academic, explore the meaning generated from ancient theatre texts through performance: Costume in Greek Tragedy (2011) and Theatre Props and Civic Identity in Athens, 458-405 BC (2020). She has also published articles and chapter contributions on Aristophanes, tragic fragments, ancient pantomime, and the reception of drama. She has co-edited four major volumes on: ancient pantomime, the Pronomos vase, ancient theatre in the Black Sea region and female Classical scholars. Her current research is on Aristotle's language of emotion and cognition. 

Rosie is committed to sharing Classics as widely as possible. She has contributed to both television and radio programmes on Classics. She frequently visits schools to offer talks on both her research and specific areas of the curriculum.