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Dr Carol Atack

Dr Carol Atack

Research Associate, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge.

Director of Studies in Classics, Bye-fellow and assistant tutor, Newnham College.


Biography:

Carol Atack returned to Cambridge in 2019, after holding teaching positions in Classics at Oxford and Warwick, and working on the Anachronism and Antiquity project at the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford. 

Research Interests

Ancient Greek political thought, historiography, gender and sexuality, classical reception.

Other Professional Activities

Associate editor, Polis. 

Key Publications

Anachronism and Antiquity (2020), with Tim Rood and Tom Phillips, Bloomsbury Academic.

The Discourse of Kingship in Classical Greece (2019), Routledge Classical Monographs. 

‘Plato’s Queer Time: dialogic moments in the life and death of Socrates’ (2020), Classical Receptions JournalAnachronism and Antiquity special issue, Vol 12, Issue 1, pp. 10-31.

 ‘“I will interpret”: the Eighth Letter as a response to Plato’s literary method and political thought’ (2019), Classical Quarterly Vol. 69, Issue 2, pp. 616-35.

‘Tradition and innovation in the polis-kosmos analogy’, (2019) in P. Horky (ed.) Ancient Cosmos: Concord among Worlds, Cambridge University Press, pp. 164-187.

‘Plato, Foucault and the conceptualization of parrhēsia’ (2019), History of Political Thought Vol. 40, Issue 1, pp. 23-48.

Politeia and the past in Xenophon and Isocrates’ (2018), in M. Tamiolaki (ed.) ‘Xenophon and Isocrates. Political Affinities and Literary Interactions’, Trends in Classics Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 171-194.

‘Xenophon and the performativity of kingship’ (2018), in D. Allen, P. Christesen and P. Millett (edd.), How To Do Things With History, Oxford University Press, pp. 109-135.

‘Plato’s Statesman and Xenophon’s Cyrus’ (2018), in G. Danzig, D. Johnson and D. Morrison (edd.), Plato and Xenophon: comparative studies, Brill, pp. 510-543.

‘Imagined Superpowers: Isocrates on Athens and Sparta’ (2018), in A. Powell and P. Cartledge (edd.) The Greek Superpower: Sparta in the Self-Definitions of Athenians, Classical Press of Wales, pp. 157-184.

‘Aristotle’s pambasileia and the metaphysics of monarchy’ (2015), Polis Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 297-320.

‘The discourse of kingship in classical Athenian thought’ (2014), Histos Vol. 8, pp. 329-362.

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