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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

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

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Spring 2021 Sather Series to include Mary Beard and MM McCabe

Jan 22, 2021

This year’s annual series of Sather Lectures will be delivered virtually by four previous Sather Professors, including Mary Beard, Professor of Classics and Fellow of Newnham College and MM McCabe, Professor of Ancient Philosophy Emerita, King's College London, and Honorary Fellow of Jesus College.

Access & Outreach coordinator

Jan 18, 2021

Details of how to apply for this post are now available online. Closing date 11 February 2021.

Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

Jan 13, 2021

An online corpus of more than 2,000 inscriptions in Greek and Latin of the Roman period from Cyrenaica (eastern Libya), of which Joyce Reynolds is the Principal Author has been published to mark her 102nd birthday.

Dr. Neil Hopkinson

Jan 08, 2021

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of Dr. Neil Hopkinson (1957–2021).

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