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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

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

Drink and Draw

Aug 04, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Meet the Romans

Aug 08, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Why is the Owl Wise?

Aug 10, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme

Jul 18, 2017

Details of how to apply for this scheme, for entry in 2018, are now available online.

Inaugural Lecure: Professor James Clackson

Jun 06, 2017

Watch again: the inaugural lecture by Professor James Clackson, Professor of Comparative Philology, " 'Dangerous Lunatics’: Cambridge and Comparative Philology".

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.

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