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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

Literature Seminar

Oct 26, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Strike a Pose

Oct 27, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Plato, Charmides

Oct 27, 2016


The B Club

Oct 31, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.11

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 31, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

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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