Dr Ian Repath
Senior Lecturer
Classics, Ancient History & Egyptology
Telephone: (01792) 602404
Room: Office - 211
Second Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus

Dr Repath is Lecturer in Classics and teaches widely in the areas of Greek and Latin literature and language. He is also Undergraduate Admissions Officer for the Department of History and Classics. He obtained his first degree, in Classics, from the University of Oxford in 1998, and his PhD from the University of Warwick in 2002, with a thesis on the influence of Plato on the ancient Greek novel of Achilles Tatius. He is a founding member of KYKNOS, the Swansea, Lampeter, and Exeter Centre for Research in Ancient Narrative Literatures.

Publications

  1. 'Cleitophon the Charlatan'. In S. Panayotakis, G. Schmeling, and M. Paschalis (Ed.), Holy Men and Charlatans in the Ancient Novel. (pp. 47-68). Groningen: Barkhuis.
  2. 'Yours Truly? Letters in Achilles Tatius'. In O. Hodkinson, P. A. Rosenmeyer, and E. Bracke (Ed.), Epistolary Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature. (pp. 237-262). Leiden: Brill.
  3. 'Platonic Love and Erotic Education in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe'. In K. Doulamis (Ed.), Echoing Narratives: Studies of Intertextuality in Greek and Roman Prose Fiction. (pp. 99-122). Groningen: Barkhuis.
  4. 'Plato in Petronius: Petronius in platanona'. Classical Quarterly 60(2), 577-595.
  5. ‘Emotional Conflict and Platonic Psychology in the Greek Novel’. In J. R. Morgan and Meriel Jones (Ed.), Philosophical Presences in the Greek Novel. Ancient Narrative Supplementum 10. (pp. 53-84). Groningen: Barkhuis.

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Teaching

  • CL-M08 Research Methodologies in Ancient History

    This module is designed to develop academic research skills, an understanding of the methods used in the advanced study of Classics and Ancient History, and a grasp of appropriate ways of presenting the results of such study.

  • CL-M09 Dissertation in Ancient History and or Classical Literature

    Dissertation in Ancient History or an approved Classical subject.

  • CL-M49 Romance Refracted and novels renewed

    A study of secondary and marginal narrative fiction in the Roman imperial to the Byzantine periods.

  • CL-M50 Narrative genres and theory

    A series of case-studies surveying the narrative literature of classical antiquity, and exploring appropriate literary and cultural theory.

  • CLC203 The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex

    A study, in English translation, of the ancient Greek novel in its historical and cultural context, concentrating on Longus' Daphnis and Chloe and Heliodoros' Ethiopian Story.

  • CLC206 Reading Classical Civilisation

    An introduction to some central themes and approaches in the study of Classical Civilisation.

  • CLC303 The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex

    A study, in English translation, of the ancient Greek novel in its historical and cultural context, concentrating on Longus' Daphnis and Chloe and Heliodoros' Ethiopian Story.

  • CLD300 Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Dissertation

    Dissertation module for students doing single honours or joint honours degrees in Classics, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or Egyptology. The aim is for students to do detailed research, to work on a project for several months and to produce a scholarly study of c. 8000-10000 words. The dissertation topic can be chosen freely, in consultation with a member of academic staff and subject to compatibility with a student's degree scheme and availability of supervisors and library material. This is a chance for students to pursue an area in which they are especially interested, and to deal with it in depth. Students may choose to do museum-based research. There are two preparatory pieces of assessment: an abstract, outline and bibliography, and an analysis of crucial source material and/or secondary literature. Work on the dissertation itself takes up most of the two semesters. Students are expected to do research independently, but there is a series of lectures in the first semester to provide advice on research and scholarly writing, Every student will be assigned a supervisor who will be organising group sessions with his/her supervisees and who will also be available for one-to-one supervision sessions.

  • CLP200 Level 2 Project

    This module enables students to expand their knowledge of the Classical and/or ancient Egyptian world in an area of their own choice, and to experiment with a method of communicating that knowledge which is different from the usual assessment practices of essay-writing and exam-writing. They might undertake research that leads to (for example) the construction of a database, the reconstruction of some ancient Greco-Roman or Egyptian artefact, or the production of a storyboard, play script or dramatisation. They might acquire experience of a communication method which could be of use in a future career, e.g. by constructing a teaching plan, writing in a journalistic or creative style, or planning a museum exhibit. They might choose to experiment with a different medium of communication, e.g. video, website. The topic and form of the project chosen must both be approved by the module convener.

Supervision

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    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Maria Pretzler
    Other supervisor: Dr Ian Repath
  • Marriage in the Ancient Greek Novels (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Maria Pretzler
    Other supervisor: Dr Ian Repath
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Fritz-Gregor Herrmann
    Other supervisor: Dr Ian Repath