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Professor Simon Goldhill

Professor Simon Goldhill

Professor of Greek Literature and Culture

Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King's College

Director of CRASSH

King's College
Cambridge
CB2 1ST

Office Phone: 01223 331257 / 335169

Research Interests

Greek Tragedy; Greek Culture; Literary Theory; Later Greek Literature; Reception.

Research Supervision

Recent topics supervised include: Deception in Greek Culture; Athens in Paris; Homer's People; Dissent in Greek Literature; 2nd Sophistic Greek; Epiphany in Homer; Tragedy and Suicide; Classics in the 19th Century.

Key Publications

Language Sexuality Narrative: the Oresteia
Reading Greek Tragedy
The Poet's Voice
Foucault's Virginity
Being Greek Under Rome
(ed)
Who Needs Greek?
The Invention of Prose
Art and Text in Greek Culture
(co-ed)
Rethinking Revolutions
(co-ed)
Performance Culture in Ancient Athens
(co ed)
The Temple of Jerusalem
Love Sex and Tragedy
How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today
Jerusalem: City of Longing
The End of Dialogue in Antiquity?
(ed)
Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy
Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity

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

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 17, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Archaeology Seminar

Oct 18, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Upcoming events

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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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