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Dr Emily Kneebone

Dr Emily Kneebone

Co-Investigator, AHRC project “Greek Epic of the Roman Empire: A Cultural History”

College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Prelim and Part IA Classics, Newnham College

Newnham College
Cambridge
CB3 9DF

Research Interests

Imperial Greek literature; Latin and Greek didactic poetry; Gr­eek epic (esp. later epic); animals in the ancient world; the ancient novel; cultural identity in the Roman empire.

Key Publications

‘The limits of enquiry in imperial Greek didactic poetry,’ in J. König and G. Woolf (eds.) Authority and Expertise in Ancient Scientific Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (in press).

‘Josephus’ Esther and diaspora Judaism,’ in T. Whitmarsh and S. Thomson (eds.) The Romance Between Greece and the East, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2013), 165-182.
 
‘The Poetics of Knowledge in Oppian’s Halieutica,’ Ramus 37 (2008), 32-59
 
‘Dilemmas of the Diaspora: Josephus Antiquities 11.184-296,’ Ramus 36 (2007), 51-77
 
‘Fish in Battle? Quintus of Smyrna and the Halieutica of Oppian,’ in M. Baumbach and S. Bär (eds.) Quintus Smyrnaeus: Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic. Berlin: De Gruyter (2007), 285-305.

Upcoming events

Sometimes all that glitters is gold

Oct 10, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

Mycenaean Seminar

Oct 12, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.11

Literature Seminar

Oct 12, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 17, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Archaeology Seminar

Oct 18, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

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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. To reserve your place please reply to pylos.lecture@classics.cam.ac.uk 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.

Vacancy - Research Associate (Archaeology)

Aug 30, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate (Archaeology) from 01 November 2016. For more information and details on how to apply, please see the Jobs & Vacancies page.

Celebrating Cambridge Classics

Aug 19, 2016

Tim Whitmarsh, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, “Oedipus the Atheist”, on Friday 14 October at 5pm in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Site. This begins a weekend of Classics celebrations including the Greek Play and a Symposium on Greek Drama at Newnham College.

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