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Dr Kathryn Stevens

Dr Kathryn Stevens

Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College

Trinity College

Areas of expertise

Ancient History (C):

Research Interests

Greek and Babylonian cultural and intellectual history, with a particular focus on the Hellenistic period; connections between the Greek world and Babylonia in the first millennium BC; cultural interaction in Seleucid Babylonia; Mesopotamian astrology; libraries and scholarship in the ancient world.

Key Publications

‘Collations to the Antiochus Cylinder (BM 36277)’, Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires(2012) no. 35.

‘Edition of the Antiochus (Borsippa) Cylinder’, part of the Corpus of Ancient Mesopotamian Scholarship, Oracc (2012) [].

Entries on ‘An/Anu’, ‘Iškur/Adad’, 'Ninazu', 'Ninisinna', 'Ninsi'anna' and 'Šala', for the online encyclopaedia Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses, Oracc and the UK Higher Education Academy (2011-12) []. 

‘Secrets in the library: protected knowledge and professional identity in Late Babylonian Uruk’, Iraq 75 (2013)

‘"Antiochus … king of Babylon, king of the lands, am I." The Antiochus Cylinder, Babylonian scholarship and Seleucid imperial ideology’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 134 (forthcoming 2014).

‘From Herodotus to a “Hellenistic” world? The eastern geographies of Aristotle and Theophrastus’, in E. Barker, S. Bouzarovski, C. Pelling and L. Isaksen (eds.) New Worlds out of Old Texts: Developing Techniques for the Spatial Analysis of Ancient Narratives. Oxford: OUP (forthcoming 2014)

With E. Robson, ‘Scholarly tablet collections in first-millennium Assyria and Babylonia’, in G. Barjamovic and K. Ryholt (eds.), The Earliest Libraries: Library Tradition in the Ancient Near East. Oxford: OUP (forthcoming 2014)

Upcoming events

Happy Families?

Oct 25, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Archaeology Seminar

Oct 25, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

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


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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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