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Impact case studies: Classics

Check out some research impact case studies from our Department of Classics.

Improving the understanding of ancient shipping


Professor Boris Ranlov’s Olympias Trireme reconstruction has become the most frequently referenced representation of an ancient Greek warship and raised awareness of ancient Mediterranean seafaring worldwide through its appearances on television, in textbooks and academic works. The Trireme has provided experimental data and acted as a typical example of a project in experimental archaeology as well as serving to popularise Greece’s maritime heritage and improve the understanding of ancient shipping.

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Preserving important archaeological remains


A team led by Professor Amanda Claridge is working with the Italian State Superintendency of Antiquities for Rome and the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Italian Republic to preserve the archaeological remains of the Laurentine Shore, near Rome. These remains are a unique cultural resource, previously unknown, and in the process of destruction by natural and human agencies. This project is providing the tools for the immediate protection and future management of numerous archaeological sites of exceptional historical interest.

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