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Dr William GuastMA(Oxon.), MST(Oxon.), D. Phil.

A.G. Leventis Research Associate Fellowship in Ancient Greek Studies

William Guast

Dr William GuastMA(Oxon.), MST(Oxon.), D. Phil.

A.G. Leventis Research Associate Fellowship in Ancient Greek Studies

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Research interests

Dr Guast works on the Greek rhetoric of the Roman empire. His doctoral thesis, which he is currently revising for publication as a monograph, examines the genre of Greek declamation. Though declamations are invariably set in the classical Greek past and written in classicizing language, in contrast to the prevailing conception of declamation as “nostalgic”, Dr Guast argues that these texts spoke closely to the concerns of Greeks under the Roman empire, and situates them in their contemporary political, civic, and intellectual contexts. He is also doing preliminary work for a second project investigating 'the rhetoric of rhetoric', i.e. how a rhetorical theory (or indeed any theory) sells itself in the marketplace of ideas.

Contact

Basement Room 3, 19 Woodland Road

william.guast@bristol.ac.uk

Teaching

Dr Guast has taught Latin and Greek language at all levels, and a range of topics in Greek literature. In academic year 2018/19, he is co-teaching Greek language (Level B1) in Teaching Block 1 and co-teaching Epic in Teaching Block 2.

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Postal address:
11 Woodland Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom