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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

Philology Seminar

May 04, 2016

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Literature Seminar

May 04, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Philosophy Seminar

May 05, 2016

Room 1.11, Classics Faculty

Take a Break! *Board Games Edition*

May 06, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Drink and Draw

May 06, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Cambridge Schools Video Competition

Apr 25, 2016

The shortlist for the Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition is being revealed this week (one film at a time). There has been an amazing range of entries and it has been a very hard choice. To see how the Classicists of the future have done visit one of the links below...

Professor Mary Beard awarded Bodley Medal

Apr 06, 2016

The Faculty notes with pleasure that Professor Mary Beard has been awarded the Bodley Medal at the Oxford Literary Festival on 5 April 2016.

New ERC Project: CREWS

Apr 05, 2016

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Dr Pippa Steele has been awarded a European Research Council grant (c.1.5M euros) to run the project 'Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems' (CREWS) for five years from the beginning of April.

Hiddleston on Classics

Apr 04, 2016

Actor Tom Hiddleston discusses the pleasures and rewards of studying Classics at Cambridge in an interview with Stephen Colbert

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