Michael Squire

Klassische Philologie, London
Aufenthalt: 01.04.2014-31.03.2015; 15.4.-15.7.2020


Michael Squire is a Classicist and art historian, with a particular interest in the interactions between literary and visual cultures. His books include »Panorama of the Classical World« (2nd ed. 2008 = Die Welt der Antike, 2004), »Image and Text in Graeco-Roman Antiquity« (2009), »The Iliad in a Nutshell: Visualizing Epic on the Tabulae Iliacae« (2011) and »The Art of the Body: Antiquity and its Legacy« (2011). Michael has held fellowships at Christ’s College in Cambridge, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Harvard University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2012 for his research in Classics and art history. Since 2011, Michael Squire has been based at King’s College London, where he is Lecturer in Classical Greek Art within the Department of Classics.



  • Classical archaeology
  • Classical philology
  • Art history
  • Aesthetics
  • Ecphrasis
  • Classical tradition
  • Early Christian art
  • History of the body


Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • Image and Text in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (Cambridge University Press, 2009; revised paperback edition forthcoming).
  • The Art of the Body: Antiquity and its Legacy (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • The Iliad in a Nutshell: Visualizing Epic on the Tabulae Iliacae (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • Panorama of the Classical World (with N. Spivey) (Thames & Hudston; second edition, 2008).
  • (ed.) The Senses in Greek and Roman Antiquity. Volume Three: Sight. (Acumen, Forthcoming 2015).
  • (with J. Elsner) Vision and Invisibility in the Imagines of the Elder Philostratus (to be submitted to Cambridge University Press).
  • (with V. Platt) (eds.) The Art of Art History in Graeco-Roman Antiquity ( = Arethusa 43.2).