Neville Morley

Biography and/or project

My main research interests are in the economic, social and ecological history of classical antiquity, particularly trade, demography, urbanisation and agriculture; in the reception of antiquity in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century economic and social thought, especially the critiques of modernity developed by Marx and Nietzsche; and in theoretical and philosophical approaches to historiography, including its narrative structures and rhetorical techniques. I am currently leading a research project on the modern influence of the ancient Greek historian Thucydides, including a monograph on ‘Thucydides and the Idea of History’.