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Dr Kathryn Stevens

Dr Kathryn Stevens

Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College

Trinity College
Cambridge
CB2 1TQ

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) [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/cams/selbi/Q004179/html/].

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) [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg]. 

‘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

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Jul 31, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: the Scared Lion

Jul 31, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Meet the Romans

Aug 08, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Journey to the End of the World

Aug 15, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Aug 17, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Details of this year’s Laurence seminar, Freedom of speech, censorship and the ancient world, are now available online.

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Information on the next round of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is now available online.

Greek Play 2016 Videos now on line

Feb 07, 2017

Highlights and a full length video of the Cambridge Greek Play 2016, a double bill of Antigone and Lysistrata, are now available to view on line.

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