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Prof Fowler’s research interests lie in the area of early Greek language and literature, as well as Greek myth and religion. He has also done work on the history of classical scholarship. His major focus in recent years has been on early historiography and mythography, editing and commenting on the fragments of the early “mythographers” (e.g. Hecataeus, Pherecydes, and other lost predecessors and contemporaries of the “historians” Herodotus and Thucydides), and writing articles on Herodotus and his intellectual milieu. He has published articles also on Homer, Greek lyric poetry, and reception.
Professor Fowler would be interested in supervising PhD work in Homer, Greek lyric, Herodotus, myth and religion.
Professor Fowler teaches units on Greek language and literature, myth, historiography and history. In 2012-13 his units include Citizenship and the Polis, Law and Order in Greece and Rome, and Myth and History in Fifth-Century Athens.