Alastair Blanshard

  • The University of Queensland
  • School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics
  • Paul Eliadis Chair of Classics and Ancient History

Alastair Blanshard is the Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland.

His work explores the legacy of Hellenism in its various forms on post-classical societies, especially its impact on issues of masculinity, body image, and sexuality. He is the author of Hercules: An Heroic Life (2005), Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity (2010), and Classics on Screen: The Representation of Greece and Rome in Cinema (2011, with K. Shahabudin). He is an associate editor of the Classical Receptions Journal (OUP), an editor for monograph series ‘Classics After Antiquity’ (CUP), and sits on the Advisory Board for Screening Antiquity (Edinburgh UP).