Dr Theodore Hill (MA, MSt, DPhil)

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow


I came to Edinburgh in January 2024 as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, in order to undertake the project "Faces of the Divine: The Attribution of Anthropomorphic Emotions to the Gods in Classical Greece". Before that, I was a Teaching Fellow in Classics at Durham for three years (2021-2023), after completing my DPhil at the University of Oxford on "Rulers in Greek Tragedy" (2020). In general, I am interested in all aspects of ancient Greek literature and intellectual history, from the Archaic through to the Hellenistic period. 

Current research interests

Greek literature and cultural history

Journal articles

  • ‘Tragedy and Ethos in Andocides’ On His Return and at His Later Trial’, forthcoming in Journal of Hellenic Studies 144 (2024).
  • ‘Arguments Employed in Favour of Unjust Action in Euripides, Thucydides and Plato’, Mnemosyne 74.6 (2021) 955-977.

Articles in edited volumes

  • ‘Agamemnon and Menelaus as Generals in Sophocles and Euripides: Epic Characters and Contemporary Concerns’, forthcoming in E. Nicholson and A. Gavrielatos (eds.), Leadership Values and Genre Interactions in Antiquity. London: Bloomsbury.
  • ‘The Representation of Stasis in Athenian Tragedy’, forthcoming in A.-S. Noel, P. Brillet-Dubois, and B. Nikolsky (eds.), Poétique et politique: nouvelles lectures d’Euripide. Paris: Éditions Garnier.


  • Rulers in Greek Tragedy. In preparation.