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About the Centre for Hellenistic and Later Greek Studies

The Centre for Hellenistic and Later Greek Studies encompasses a wide range of research about the ancient world, from Old Macedonia and the Hellenistic Dynasties to Hellenistic and post-Hellenistic historiography and literature, ancient health and medicine, cultural interactions between Greeks and Romans in Late Antiquity, and the impact of Greek culture on the ancient and modern world. The Centre was originally set up in 2001 with a £1.25 million grant from the Leverhulme Trust and since then has remained the aegis for intensive individual and collaborative research in these areas of the ancient world.

Between 2003 and 2007, the Centre hosted a major AHRC-funded project on pagan monotheism headed by Prof. Stephen Mitchell and supported various projects on ancient medicine, Alexander the Great and monarchical studies, prose literature and philosophy of the Imperial period, and Black Sea history. Between 2010 and 2018, the Centre’s work was also taken forward by a grant of more than £500K from the A.G. Leventis Foundation to support work on the impact of Greek Culture on non-Greek cultures, ancient healthcare and modern wellbeing, and the heritage of Hellenism.