Senior Lecturer in Classics (Ancient History)
Fellow of Jesus College
Social and cultural history of the Roman Empire; Ancient medicine; Women and gender: ancient and modern; Roman religion; Historiography, comparative history, and historical theory.
Recent topics supervised: Sibylline Books; Hippocratic treatise On Breaths; Augustan religion.
Dr Flemming is one of the holders of the Wellcome Strategic Award, ‘Generation to Reproduction’ (2009-2014). The themes of this project include fertility and healing sanctuaries/shrines, debating generation in the ancient and late antique worlds, and the demographics of imperial cities. For PhD and MPhil studentships available associated with this award, see .
‘Commentary’, in R.J. Hankinson (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Galen (Cambridge: CUP, 2008), 323-354
‘Galen’s imperial order of knowledge’, in J. König and T. Whitmarsh (eds), Ordering Knowledge in the Roman Empire ( Cambridge : CUP, 2007), 241-277
‘Women, writing, and medicine in the classical world’, Classical Quarterly 57 (2007), 257-279
‘Festus and women’s role in Roman religion’, in F. Glinister and C. Wood (eds.), Verrius, Festus and Paul (Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplement 93, 2007) 87-108
‘Suicide, euthanasia and medicine: reflections ancient and modern’, Economy and Society 32 (2005), 295-321
‘Empires of knowledge: medicine and health in the Hellenistic World’, in A. Erskine (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the Hellenistic World ( Oxford : Blackwell, 2003), 449-463
‘The pathology of pregnancy in Galen’s commentaries on the Hippocratic Epidemics’, in V. Nutton (ed.), The Unknown Galen (Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Supplement 77, 2002), 101-112
‘The physicians at the feast: the place of medical knowledge at Athenaeus’ dinner-table’, in D. Braund and J. Wilkins (eds.), Athenaeus and his World (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2000), 476-482
Medicine and the Making of Roman Women: Gender, Nature, and Authority from Celsus to Galen (Oxford: OxfordUniversityPress, 2000)
‘Quae corpore quaestum facit: the sexual economy of female prostitution in the Roman Empire ’, Journal of Roman Studies 89 (1999), 38-61