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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

Archaeology Seminar

Feb 16, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Twilight at the Museums

Feb 17, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Literature Seminar

Feb 17, 2016

Mycenean Seminar

Feb 18, 2016

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Upcoming events

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Jan 06, 2016

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Sophie Hawkins as temporary Archivist on the Mycenae Archive Project from 11 January 2016.

Temporary Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature)

Dec 11, 2015

Applications are welcome for a Temporary Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature) starting 01 September 2016 for 3 years. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for more information.

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