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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

The B Club

Nov 30, 2015


Ancient History Seminar

Nov 30, 2015

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Philology Seminar

Dec 02, 2015

Room 1.11, Classics Faculty

Literature Seminar

Dec 02, 2015

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Upcoming events

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Vacancy - Project Archivist (Mycenae Archive)

Nov 09, 2015

The Faculty wishes to recruit a fixed term Archivist as part of the Mycenae Archive Project from 01 January 2016. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for more information

Calais Collection

Nov 09, 2015

Many thanks to all those who donated so generously to the collection for Calais refugees - in just over a week we collected around 40 bags of winter clothing and equipment!

Classics? (Wed 4 November 2015, 6-7.15pm)

Oct 27, 2015

Held at the British Academy and chaired by Professor Oliver Taplin FBA, University of Oxford, this lecture will delve into the study of Classics today, nationally and internationally, now and in the future – from philology to interdisciplinarity, from nostalgia to impact with Professor Mary Beard FBA. Mary Beard is one of Britain’s best-known Classicists: her BBC TV series Meet the Romans aired in 2012, and she writes an engaging and thought-provoking blog, A Don’s Life.

Philip Leverhulme Prize 2015

Oct 20, 2015

The Faculty is delighted to announce the award of a Philip Leverhulme prize to Renaud Gagné, University Reader in Ancient Greek Literature and Religion. Philip Leverhulme Prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.Each prize has a value of £100,000. Congratulations Renaud!

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