Professor Llewelyn Morgan

Professor in Classical Languages and Literature; Fellow of Brasenose College


Professor Morgan has a particular interest in Roman literature, and has published on Virgil, Ovid, Horace, satire, historiography and metrical form. He is also interested in numismatics (the study of coins), the classical tradition, the Greeks in India, and Afghanistan, particularly in the nineteenth century.


  • Ancient Rome
  • Ancient Greece
  • Latin
  • Roman poetry
  • Ancient poetry
  • Afghanistan
  • Bamiyan, Buddhas of Bamiyan
  • Religious threats to archaeological/historical sites

Media experience

Professor Morgan has considerable experience in radio including both live broadcasts (e.g. Radio 4's Today, ABC Australia, BBC World Service, Radio Oxford, and Talk Radio Ireland) and pre-recorded appearances (e.g. Radio 4's Something Understood and Great Lives). He has also blogged for the Huffington Post.