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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

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.

'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

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 24, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Happy Families?

Oct 25, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Archaeology Seminar

Oct 25, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Literature Seminar

Oct 26, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Strike a Pose

Oct 27, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Vacancy - Research Associate, ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ Project (CREWS)

Oct 20, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be a member of the ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ (CREWS) project, led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele.

How to write a Greek Dictionary

Oct 06, 2016

Watch the film about the Faculty's Greek Lexicon Project, working towards a a new dictionary of Ancient Greek.

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 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.

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