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Professor Peter Garnsey

Professor Peter Garnsey

Emeritus Professor of the History of Classical Antiquity

Fellow of Jesus College

Jesus College
Cambridge
CB5 8BL

Office Phone: 01223 339420

Research Interests

History of Political Theory  and Intellectual History; social and economic history; food, famine and nutrition; physical anthropology.

Key Publications

Social Status and Legal Privilege in the Roman Empire Oxford 1970
The Roman Empire: Society, Economy and Culture  London 1987. Co-author
Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman World. Cambridge 1988
Ideas of Slavery from Aristotle to Augustine. Cambridge 1996
Cities, Peasants and Food. Cambridge 1998
Food and Society in Classical Antiquity. Cambridge 1999
Evolution of the late Antique World. Cambridge 2001. Co-author
Lactantius, Divine Institutes. Introd/Transl./Notes  Liverpool 2003. Co-author
Thinking about Property, antiquity to the age of revolution. Cambridge 2007
Cambridge Ancient History vols. XI (2000), XII (2005), XIII(1998). Co-editor

Upcoming events

Sometimes all that glitters is gold

Oct 10, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

Mycenaean Seminar

Oct 12, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.11

Literature Seminar

Oct 12, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Plato, Charmides

Oct 13, 2016

1.11

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 17, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

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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. To reserve your place please reply to pylos.lecture@classics.cam.ac.uk 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.

Vacancy - Research Associate (Archaeology)

Aug 30, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate (Archaeology) from 01 November 2016. For more information and details on how to apply, please see the Jobs & Vacancies page.

Celebrating Cambridge Classics

Aug 19, 2016

Tim Whitmarsh, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, “Oedipus the Atheist”, on Friday 14 October at 5pm in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Site. This begins a weekend of Classics celebrations including the Greek Play and a Symposium on Greek Drama at Newnham College.

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