Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Leeds

Emma's research interests lie in various aspects of Greek cultural history, especially religion, approached via a combination of literary and material evidence. She has about 20 articles in print or nearing completion on a variety of topics in Greek myth, religion and iconography.

Her commitment to communicating an interest in Classics beyond academia is demonstrated in the lavishly-illustrated Life, Myth and Art in Ancient Greece (London 2004). Work currently in progress includes a book-length study of the concept and the cult of Nemesis personified, and a short book about the Trojan War (Bristol Phoenix Press).

Emma is author of Herakles (Routledge 2012) and leader of the project Hercules a Hero for All Ages (


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Leeds