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Faculty of Classics



  • PhD Classics (2019-), Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
  • MPhil Classics and Ancient History (2017-19), University of Sydney
  • BA (Honours) Classics and Ancient History (2013-16), University of Sydney


  • Greek Literature (esp. of the Hellenistic and Roman Imperial Periods)
  • Ancient Geography
  • Didactic Poetry
  • The 'Spatial Turn' in the Humanities
  • Greek Religion (from the Archaic Period to Early Christianity)
  • Etymology and Onomastics


Key publications: 

Peer Reviewed:

  • Hanigan, D. (Forthcoming, 2021). 'Geography in Couplets? A Note on the Fragment(s) of Zenothemis' Periplous'. Mnemosyne.


  • Steger, F. and Ursin, F. (2020). ‘Animals in Asclepian Medicine: Myth, Cult, and Miracle Healings’ in J. Kindt, Animals in Ancient Greek Religion (London). German-English.


  • König, A., Langlands, R., and Uden, J. (2020). 'Literature and Culture in the Roman Empire, 96-235: Cross-Cultural Interactions'. Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

I supervise students both in the Faculty of Classics as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) and at various colleges on topics related to Greek language and literature. I also supervise new students from under-represented backgrounds as a part of the Corpus Christi Bridging Course.

Supervisor: Professor Tim Whitmarsh
College: Corpus Christi
Thesis Title (Preliminary): 'The Poetics of Knowledge in Late Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Geography'
 Daniel  Hanigan
Not available for consultancy



Latest news

Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

13 April 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

24 February 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

24 February 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.