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Faculty of Classics

 

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

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

Publications

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.

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