Dr Ross Clare PhD

Teacher in Classics & Ancient History Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

My research primarily centres around the reception of Greece and Rome in popular culture, particulary videogames, film & television, science-fiction & fantasy, and comic-books. My interests also include, to a significant extent, the concept and logic of transmedia, narratology, and fictional-world theory. My book, Ancient Greece and Rome in Videogames, will be released by Bloomsbury in July 2021. In 2020, I contributed to an edited volume on classics and videogames and a paperconcerning Greek and Roman historiographies in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.

I am currently preparing a monograph on ancient Greece and Rome in modern science fiction.

I now teach Ancient History at the University of Liverpool, with an especial focus on the history, visual culture and literature of ancient Greece.