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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

Ancient Philosophy Seminar

Apr 27, 2017

1.11

Ancient Philosophy Seminar

May 04, 2017

1.11

The B Club

May 08, 2017

1.11

The B Club

May 15, 2017

1.11

Upcoming events

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Apr 21, 2017

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

Craven Seminar, 1-3 June 2017

Apr 04, 2017

A provisional programme for this seminar on ‘Eschatology and Apocalypse in Graeco-Roman literature’ in now 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.

Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets

Jan 05, 2017

21-22 March 2017. This conference, the second in the Understanding Relations Between Scripts series, focuses on the development of alphabetic writing systems in the later second and earlier first millennia BC.

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