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The APGRD is a research project based in the Classics Centre at the University of Oxford. It investigates the performance of ancient texts in any medium and any period, from Greek tragedy to Roman epic, from stage to screen, from antiquity to the present day.

A world-renowned international research centre, the APGRD has been at the forefront of classical reception studies for over fifteen years and is a pioneer in classical performance reception. For more information, visit the About us section, to learn about our archives and resources, visit Research collections.

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Call for entries: Ars Longa 2014

Following the success of last year's essay competition, the APGRD is delighted to host the Ars Longa Prize (2014). Essays are invited on the theme of the operas of Richard Strauss and Greek drama to mark the 150th anniversary of Strauss's birth. For more information, read the full announcement