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Professor David Sedley

Professor David Sedley

Emeritus Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy

Fellow of Christ's College

Christ's College
Cambridge
CB2 3BU

Office Phone: 01223 334910

Research Interests

Currently: 1st century BC philosophy; Plato's Phaedo

Research Supervision

Recent areas supervised include: Plato, Scepticism, Stoicism, atomism, Lucretius, Presocratic epistemology, Peripatetic ethics

Key Publications

Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity, 2007 (Berkeley)
The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato’s Theaetetus,
2004 (Oxford)
Plato’s Cratylus, 2003 (Cambridge)
(ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, 2003 (Cambridge)
Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom, 1998 (Cambridge)
(with A.A. Long) The Hellenistic Philosophers, 1987 (Cambridge), 2 vols.
(with G. Bastianini) edition of Anonymous Commentary on Plato’s Theaetetus, in Corpus dei papiri filosofici greci e latini, vol. III, 1995 (Florence), 227-562
‘Epicurus, On nature, Book XXVIII’, 1973, Cronache Ercolanesi 3, 5-83

Upcoming events

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Apr 25, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

May 16, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Jun 06, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference (in honour of P. Millett)

Jul 09, 2020

Faculty of Classics and Downing College, Cambridge

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New Collection Videos

Mar 31, 2020

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is pleased to announce the first in a series of short videos on objects in the collection, featuring the Faculty's own Prof Caroline Vout.

Building Closure

Mar 20, 2020

The Faculty Building is closed from 5 pm on Friday 20 March until further notice.

Coronavirus guidance

Feb 06, 2020

A link to the College and University guidance on the Coronavirus is available here

CREWS: Visiting Fellowship focused on the study of ancient writing systems

Jan 22, 2020

Details of how to apply for this Visiting Fellowship are now available online. The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Monday, 17th February 2020

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