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 Danny Pucknell

Danny Pucknell

Research student, Ancient History, School of History, Archaeology and Religion


Research interests

  • The heroes of epic narratives
  • Hubris and the ancient and medieval epic
  • Cross comparative studies, primarily concerning military command
  • The Roman army


Hubris and pride in Ancient and Medieval epic Narratives

An examination of the hubris and how through a re-examination of primary evidence, it can be seen as closer to what modern readers would consider pride than has been previously thought.

This examination of the sources provides evidence that hubris or pride was a constant factor ancient and medieval epics and was constant, yet changing throughout the period 800BC-AD1400.

Funding source



Shaun Tougher

Professor Shaun Tougher

Professor of Late Roman and Byzantine History


Dr Jenny Benham

Lecturer in Medieval History