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Nick Lowe

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Nick Lowe
Manchester, England
🏳️ Nationality
🎓 Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
💼 Occupation
 • Classical scholar
 • Film critic

Nick Lowe (/l/; born 1956) is a British classical scholar and film critic.

He is a Reader in Classics in the Department of Classics and Philosophy at Royal Holloway, a constituent college of the University of London, with interests including narratology and reception of Greek antiquity in historical fiction.[1] Lowe is also an award-winning film reviewer for the science-fiction magazine Interzone.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Manchester, England, and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, before going to read Classics at the University of Cambridge,[3] where he received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.[4]


He taught Classics at three different colleges in the University of London before being appointed lecturer in Greek literature at Royal Holloway.[3]


  • Theatre Ancient and Modern (2000), edited with Hardwick, L., Ireland, S. & Macintosh, F., Open University Press.
  • The Classical Plot and the Invention of Western Narrative (2000), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.[5]
  • Comedy (2008). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Greece & Rome: New Surveys in the Classics).[6]
  • Erôs in Ancient Greece (2013), edited with Sanders, E., Thumiger, C. & Carey, C., Oxford University Press.[7]

See also[edit]

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  1. RHUL Classics and Philosophy. Royal Holloway, University of London.
  2. 2009 British Science Fiction Association Award for Mutant Popcorn (see BSFA Awards 2009 Winners).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Biography of Nick Lowe at Criticos Prize Committee Archived 7 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. Classicists in British Universities.
  5. Reviews of The Classical Plot and the Invention of Western Narrative:
    • Halliwell, Stephen (April 2001). Greece & Rome. 48 (1): 91. doi:10.1093/gr/48.1.91. JSTOR 826874.CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
    • Konstan, David (Winter 2002). The Classical World. 95 (2): 194–195. doi:10.2307/4352656. JSTOR 4352656.CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
    • Schironi, Francesca (2003). Athenaeum. 91: 677–681. hdl:2027.42/150155.CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
    • Torres-Guerra, José B. (2003). Gnomon. 75 (7): 581–583. JSTOR 40493898.CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
  6. Stürner, Ferdinand (2012). "Review of Comedy" (PDF). Ancient History Bulletin. 2: 111–112.
  7. Reviews of Erôs in Ancient Greece:
    • Billault, Alain (January–June 2015). Revue des Études Grecques. 128 (1): 260–262. JSTOR 44261342.CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
    • Goldhill, Simon (April 2014). The Classical Review. New Series. 64 (1): 39–41. doi:10.1017/S0009840X13002242. JSTOR 43301773. Unknown parameter |s2cid= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
    • Lateiner, Donald (2014). Mnemosyne. Fourth Series. 67 (4): 676–681. doi:10.1163/1568525X-12341721. JSTOR 24521763.CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)

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