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Dr Patrick James

Dr Patrick James

Assistant Editor, Greek Lexicon Project

Research Associate, Clare College

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue

Office Phone: 01223 331957

Research Interests

Apart from Greek lexicography in theory and practice, Patrick's primary research interest is post-Classical and Koine Greek from historical and socio-linguistic perspectives (his doctoral research examined the syntax of participles and infinitives) and the linguistic evidence of papyri, ostraca, inscriptions, Atticist grammarians and writers, the New Testament, and Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible.

Key Publications

(ed. with Alex Mullen), Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman Worlds. Cambridge: CUP, 2012.

'Lexicography, Greek' (2nd ed.), in Dee Clayman (ed), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics. New York: Oxford University Press, 29-11-2011.

'Learners' Lexica: the Approach of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon', pp.177-194 in C. Stray (ed.), Classical Dictionaries.  London: Duckworth, 2010.

'Complementation and the verba declarandi in the Roman and Byzantine Documentary Papyri', pp. 140-155 in T. V. Evans and D. Obbink (eds), The Language of the Papyri, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


A full list of Dr James' publications is available via <>

Upcoming events

A Taste of Latin

Oct 22, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room R.01

Big Saturday at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Oct 22, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Climbing the Greasy Pole in Ancient Rome

Oct 22, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 24, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Happy Families?

Oct 25, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

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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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