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Professor Henrik Mouritsen

Professor Henrik Mouritsen

Professor of Roman History

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2674
Address Department of Classics
B13, North Wing
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS


I was born and educated in Denmark, where I completed my PhD on Pompeii. I came to Britain in 1991 to do postdoctoral research at Cambridge and UCL, and after a period of teaching at the University Leicester, I was appointed to a lectureship at King’s in 1999. In 2008 I became Professor of Roman History and since January 2010 I have been the Head of the Classics Department. 2005-8 I held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.

Research Interests
  • Roman social and political history
  • Slavery and manumission
  • Historiography
  • Reception of antiquity
  • Latin epigraphy

My research has focused on Roman social and political history, including late republican politics, Rome and Italy during the republic, local politics and social structure in Roman Italy, especially Pompeii and Ostia, and slavery and manumission. In addition I am interested in historiography, ancient as well as modern, the reception of antiquity, and in Latin epigraphy.

For more details, please see my full research profile.
Selected Publications
  • H Mouritsen (2010) 'Lottery and elections: containing elite competition in Venice and Rome', in Competition in the Ancient World pp. 221-238
  • H Mouritsen (2010)  'The Power of the People: New Approaches to the Roman Constitution' Journal of History for the Public, 7, pp. 90-109.
    [Article in print Journal]
  • H Mouritsen (2010) 'The families of Roman slaves and freedmen', in A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds pp. 130-144
  • H Mouritsen (2009) 'Modern nations and ancient models: Italy and Greece compared', Ashgate pp. 43-49
    [Conference Paper in Book (Print)]
  • Henrik Mouritsen (2001) Plebs and politics in the late Roman Republic Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press [Authored Book in print]

For a complete list of publications, please see my full research profile.


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