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Jenny is a third-year PhD student at the University of St Andrews researching the reception of Neoplatonism in twentieth-century literary culture. Previously, she completed an MA at the University of Bristol and a BA at the University of Oxford. 

After completing her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Ancient Greek Philology in Greece, Stavroula is now a second-year doctoral student at the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD, supervised by Professor Douglas Cairns, addresses the notion of ancient Greek heterosexual eros with particular references to five Euripidean tragedies: Alcestis, Andromache, Andromeda, Antigone and Helen. For more updated information about her research, see her Academia page.

Mark has a BA in Classics from the University of Tennessee. He did his MA in Classics at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. After finishing there, he began PhD study at the University of Edinburgh's School of History, Classics and Archaeology in September 2016, under the supervision of Professor Niels Gaul. His research focuses on the reception of John Chrysostom in Byzantium. 

After completing his MA and MRes at the university of Glasgow, James is now in the third year of his PhD on Education and Identity in the poetry of St. Gregory Nazianzen. This thesis will explore how Gregory's poetry can be seen as a unique approach to how Christians of the fourth century used their education in Classical literature to promote their own theology, and form a Christian identity that sought to integrate Pagan with Christian ideals and literature.

After graduating in Classical Literature at Università degli Studi di Milano, Rossana completed an Msc in Classics at the University of Edinburgh, where she is currently working on her PhD project (third year) supported by the School Doctoral Scholarship under the supervision of Professor Douglas Cairns. Her PhD research focuses on the reception of Sophocles’ Antigone in twentieth-century Europe and her study aims at clarifying the ideologies and contexts which produced several renewed versions of Antigone in this century.

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