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Professor John Henderson

Professor John Henderson

Emeritus Professor of Classics

Fellow of King's College.

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

Office Phone: 01223 331317

Research Interests

Elementary Latin

Key Publications

Plautus.  A Reader (Bilchazy-Carducci 2009)
The Medieval World of Isodore of Seville: Creating Truth through Words (Cambridge 2006)
Oxford Reds: Classic Commentaries on Latin Classics (Duckworth 2006)
Plautus Asinaria: the one about the asses (Wisconsin 2006)
Løve in København: The triumph of art at Thorvaldsens Museum (Museum Tusculanum, UCopenhagen Press 2005)
Morals and Villas in Seneca's Letters: Places to Dwell (Cambridge 2004)
HORTVS: The Roman Gardening Book (Routledge 2004)
Aesop's Human Zoo: Roman Stories about our Bodies (Chicago 2004)
Pliny's Statue: The Letters, Self-Portraiture, and Classical Art (Exeter 2002)
Telling Tales on Caesar: Roman Stories from Phaedrus (Oxford 2000)
Writing down Rome: Satire, Comedy and other Offences in Latin Poetry (Oxford 1999)
Fighting for Rome. Poets and Caesars, History and Civil War (Cambridge 1998)
Juvenal's Mayor: The Professor who Lived on 2D. a Day (Cambridge Philological Society, Supplementary Volume 1998)
A Roman Life: Rutilius Gallicus on Paper and in Stone (Exeter 1998)
Figuring out Roman Nobility. Juvenal's Eighth Satire (Exeter 1997)

Upcoming events

Haka Workshop for Children

Aug 03, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Haka Workshop for Children

Aug 03, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Potty about Herakles

Aug 04, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Cut it out, Herakles Style!

Aug 05, 2015

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

CSI Classics: Detectives at the Museum

Aug 07, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Classics in Communities Conference (19 Sept 2015)

Jul 30, 2015

This conference aims to bring together all those interested in the teaching and learning of Latin and Greek in schools, colleges, universities and communities in the UK and around the world. Building on the success of the first ‘Classics in Communities’ conference in Oxford in November 2013, the themes of this year’s conference will include: widening access to Classical languages; emerging practices in Classics pedagogies; improving community cohesion through Classics; the cross-curricular value of Classical languages and the appeal/merits of non-linguistic Classics. Keynote speakers will be Tim Whitmarsh, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge and Tom Holland, celebrated British novelist and ancient historian.

Vacancy - Research Associate, 'Greek Epic of the Roman Empire' project

Jul 14, 2015

Applications are welcome for a temporary Research Associate in Imperial Greek Epic Poetry from 01 October 2015. Please see the Jobs and Vacancies page for further details

Professorship of Comparative Philology

Jul 13, 2015

Applications are welcome for a Professorship of Comparative Philology from 01 October 2016.

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