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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

The B Club

Feb 20, 2017

1.11

Archaeology Seminar

Feb 21, 2017

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Mycenaean Seminar

Feb 22, 2017

Literature Seminar

Feb 22, 2017

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Upcoming events

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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.

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 in Room LG.17, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. To reserve your place please reply to pylos.lecture@classics.cam.ac.uk by Monday 3 October.

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