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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

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
Who Needs Greek?
The Invention of Prose
Art and Text in Greek Culture
Rethinking Revolutions
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?
Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy
Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity

Upcoming events

Big Saturday at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Oct 22, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Climbing the Greasy Pole in Ancient Rome

Oct 22, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 24, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Happy Families?

Oct 25, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Archaeology Seminar

Oct 25, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Upcoming events

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Vacancy - Research Associate, ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ Project (CREWS)

Oct 20, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be a member of the ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ (CREWS) project, led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele.

How to write a Greek Dictionary

Oct 06, 2016

Watch the film about the Faculty's Greek Lexicon Project, working towards a a new dictionary of Ancient Greek.

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 in Room LG.17, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. To reserve your place please reply to 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.

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