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Professor David Sedley

Professor David Sedley

Emeritus Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy

Fellow of Christ's College

Christ's College

Office Phone: 01223 334910

Research Interests

Currently: 1st century BC philosophy; Plato's Phaedo

Research Supervision

Recent areas supervised include: Plato, Scepticism, Stoicism, atomism, Lucretius, Presocratic epistemology, Peripatetic ethics

Key Publications

Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity, 2007 (Berkeley)
The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato’s Theaetetus,
2004 (Oxford)
Plato’s Cratylus, 2003 (Cambridge)
(ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, 2003 (Cambridge)
Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom, 1998 (Cambridge)
(with A.A. Long) The Hellenistic Philosophers, 1987 (Cambridge), 2 vols.
(with G. Bastianini) edition of Anonymous Commentary on Plato’s Theaetetus, in Corpus dei papiri filosofici greci e latini, vol. III, 1995 (Florence), 227-562
‘Epicurus, On nature, Book XXVIII’, 1973, Cronache Ercolanesi 3, 5-83

Upcoming events

The B Club

Oct 31, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.11

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 31, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Archaeology Seminar

Nov 01, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Classical Reception Seminar

Nov 01, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Mycenaean Seminar

Nov 02, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.11

Upcoming events

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Vacancy - Research Associate, ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ Project (CREWS)

Oct 20, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be a member of the ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ (CREWS) project, led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele.

How to write a Greek Dictionary

Oct 06, 2016

Watch the film about the Faculty's Greek Lexicon Project, working towards a a new dictionary of Ancient Greek.

New Discovery

Sep 20, 2016

Professor Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker (Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati), ‘Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos’, 5 pm on Monday 10 October in Room LG.17, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. To reserve your place please reply to by Monday 3 October.

Temporary University Lectureships in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 31, 2016

Applications are welcome for two temporary lectureships in Classics (Ancient History) from 01 January 2017. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for further information.

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