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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

B Club

May 02, 2016

Room 1.11, Classics Faculty

Archaeology Seminar

May 03, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Archaeology Seminar

May 03, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Philology Seminar

May 04, 2016

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Literature Seminar

May 04, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Upcoming events

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Cambridge Schools Video Competition

Apr 25, 2016

The shortlist for the Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition is being revealed this week (one film at a time). There has been an amazing range of entries and it has been a very hard choice. To see how the Classicists of the future have done visit one of the links below...

Professor Mary Beard awarded Bodley Medal

Apr 06, 2016

The Faculty notes with pleasure that Professor Mary Beard has been awarded the Bodley Medal at the Oxford Literary Festival on 5 April 2016.

New ERC Project: CREWS

Apr 05, 2016

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Dr Pippa Steele has been awarded a European Research Council grant (c.1.5M euros) to run the project 'Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems' (CREWS) for five years from the beginning of April.

Hiddleston on Classics

Apr 04, 2016

Actor Tom Hiddleston discusses the pleasures and rewards of studying Classics at Cambridge in an interview with Stephen Colbert

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