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Dr Helen Van Noorden

Dr Helen Van Noorden

Wrigley Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Girton College

Girton College
Cambridge
CB3 0JG

Office Phone: 01223 767500 (Faculty), 760350 (College)

Research Interests

Greek and Roman intellectual culture, especially responses to Hesiod and to Plato; Silenus and wider wisdom traditions; 'apocalyptic' and eschatological literature in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.

Key Publications

Playing Hesiod (forthcoming 2014). Cambridge. 

'Aratus', in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics. Ed. Dee Clayman. New York: Oxford University Press, 25-11-2011. Update published 28-3-2014. http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/.

'Hesiod’s Races and your own: Socrates' 'Hesiodic' project', in Boys-Stones, G. & Haubold, J. (eds.) (2009) Plato and Hesiod. Oxford.

'Aratus' Maiden and the Source of Belief' in Harder, M.A., Regtuit, Regtuit, R. F. & Wakker, G. C. (eds.) (2009) Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry. Leuven.

Upcoming events

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

Ancient Philosophy Seminar

Feb 23, 2017

1.11

The B Club

Feb 27, 2017

1.11

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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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