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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

The B Club

Feb 27, 2017

1.11

Mycenaean Seminar

Feb 28, 2017

Archaeology Seminar

Feb 28, 2017

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Classical Reception Seminar

Feb 28, 2017

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Upcoming events

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Pilkington Teaching Prize 2017

Feb 23, 2017

The Faculty congratulates Dr Ingo Gildenhard, who has been awarded one of the University's Pilkington Prizes in recognition of the outstanding quality of his teaching.

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.

'The Impact of the Ancient City': PhD Studentship

Dec 02, 2016

Applications are invited for a 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship in the context of the ERC Advanced Grant project, 'The Impact of the Ancient City', supervised by Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

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