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Dr Theodore Hill

Teaching Fellow (Classics)

Teaching Fellow (Classics) in the Department of Classics and Ancient History


My research interests focus on Greek literature and intellectual history. My doctoral thesis, 'Rulers in Greek Tragedy', which I recently completed at Oxford, investigates the political and philosophical ideas about rulers that existed in fifth-century Athens and explores how Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides used these ideas to present rulers in their plays in a wide variety of different ways. Before that, I was an undergraduate at Pembroke College, Cambridge (2012-2015), and completed an MSt at University College, Oxford (2015-2016).

In the future, I hope to undertake a research project into how the Greeks of the classical period attributed emotions and attitudes to their gods, such as divine anger, envy, pity or friendship.