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Dr Henry Spelman

Dr Henry Spelman

WHD Rouse Junior Research Fellow in Classics, Christ’s College

Chair of the Staff Student Committee

Postdoc Representative on Classics Faculty Board & Education Committee

Christ’s College
St Andrew’s St
Cambridge
CB2 3BU

Research Interests

Ancient lyric, Intertextuality, Papyrology, Literary history

I am currently revising my Oxford dissertation on Pindar for publication and beginning work on a second monograph focused on the development of early Greek conceptions of literary history.

Key Publications

‘Placing Aphrodite: Alcaeus fr. 296b and Horace C. 4.1’: Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 189 (2014).

‘Alcman 3 PMGF and Horace C. 2.8’: Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 192 (2014).

‘Zeus and the Maidens: Pindar fr. 94b.31-7’: Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 192 (2014).

‘Alcaeus 140’: Classical Philology 110 (2015).

‘Borrowing Sappho’s Napkins: Sappho 101, Catullus 12, and Theocritus 28’: Harvard

Studies in Classical Philology 109 (2016).

 ‘Sappho 44: Trojan Myth and Literary History’: Mnemosyne (2016).

Upcoming events

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Jul 31, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: the Scared Lion

Jul 31, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Meet the Romans

Aug 08, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Journey to the End of the World

Aug 15, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Aug 17, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Laurence Seminar: Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 May 2017

May 16, 2017

Details of this year’s Laurence seminar, Freedom of speech, censorship and the ancient world, are now available online.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Apr 21, 2017

Information on the next round of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is now available online.

Greek Play 2016 Videos now on line

Feb 07, 2017

Highlights and a full length video of the Cambridge Greek Play 2016, a double bill of Antigone and Lysistrata, are now available to view on line.

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