Michael Squire

  • King's College London
  • Department of Classics
  • Lecturer in Classical Art

Michael Squire’s research crosses the fields of Classics and Art history. His ‘postclassicisms’ interests are especially concerned with responses to Graeco-Roman art in western (as indeed non-western) visual culture, as well as with the reception of Greek art in Rome; he is also interested in the history of aesthetics, above all in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Germany. He has written monographs on The Art of the Body: Antiquity and its Legacy (2011), Image and Text in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (2009) and The Iliad in a Nutshell: Visualizing Epic on the Tabulae Iliacae (2011).
Michael is co-editor of Cambridge University Press’ ‘Greek Culture in the Roman World’ series, and editor of Ashgate’s series on ‘Image, Text and Culture in Classical Antiquity’; he has held Fellowships at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (2008-2010), Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2012-2013), and Morphamata-Kolleg at Cologne (2014-2015), and was awarded a three-year Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2013.