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Professor John Henderson

Professor John Henderson

Emeritus Professor of Classics

Fellow of King's College.

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue

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

Archaeology Seminar

Oct 13, 2015

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Literature Seminar

Oct 14, 2015

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Ancient Philosophy Seminar

Oct 15, 2015


The B Club

Oct 19, 2015


Ancient History Seminar

Oct 19, 2015

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Upcoming events

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German History Journal's Best Article of 2015

Sep 14, 2015

The Faculty is very proud to announce that Dr Helen Roche has been awarded the Best Article of 2015 prize by the journal German History for her article, 'Surviving Stunde Null: Narrating the fate of Nazi elite-school pupils during the collapse of the Third Reich'.

Cambridge Classics Graduate Open Day - Saturday 14th November

Sep 07, 2015

Cambridge Classics Graduate Open Day - Saturday 14th November

Following Hercules: the Story of Classical Art

Aug 19, 2015

A colossal polystyrene statue of Hercules by contemporary artist Matt Darbyshire will be the star exhibit in a new exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum exploring the story of classical art.

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.

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