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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

Ancient Philosophy Seminar

May 04, 2017

1.11

The B Club

May 08, 2017

1.11

The B Club

May 15, 2017

1.11

Lost: an evening with Issam Kourbaj and Ruth Padel

May 17, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Apr 21, 2017

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

Craven Seminar, 1-3 June 2017

Apr 04, 2017

A provisional programme for this seminar on ‘Eschatology and Apocalypse in Graeco-Roman literature’ in now 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.

Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets

Jan 05, 2017

21-22 March 2017. This conference, the second in the Understanding Relations Between Scripts series, focuses on the development of alphabetic writing systems in the later second and earlier first millennia BC.

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