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Dr Frisbee Sheffield

Affiliated Lecturer

Bye-Fellow of Girton


Key Publications

Monographs and Edited Volumes  

Plato’s Phaedrus (in progress for CUP) 

(Co-editor) The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy (2013) 

Plato’s Symposium, introduction and critical notes for an edition in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series (2008) 

Plato’s Symposium: The Ethics of Desire, Oxford University Press (2006) 

(Co-editor) Plato’s Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception, Harvard University Press (2006)

 

Articles 

‘Eros and the Pursuit of Form in Plato’s Symposium’, in Plato’s Symposium: A Critical Guide (forthcoming) 

‘Platonic Piety: Beyond the Euthyphro’, in Ancient Philosophy and Religion (forthcoming) 

‘Love and Friendship in Plato’, in The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Ethics (forthcoming) 

‘Plato on Virtue and the Good life’ in The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy (2013) 

‘The Symposium and Platonic Ethics: Plato, Vlastos, and a misguided debate’, Phronesis 2012 

Eros before and after tri-partition’, in (ed.) Brittain, Barney and Brennan, Plato and the Divided Soul (Cambridge University Press) 2012 

Symposium 201d1-204c6’, in (ed.) C. Horn, Plato’s Symposium (2012) 

‘Beyond eros: Plato on Friendship in the Phaedrus’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 2011 

‘Aristotle and eros’, in (ed.) MM. McCabe, Harte, Sharples and Sheppard, Aristotle Reading Plato, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 2010 

‘The Role of the Earlier Speeches in Plato’s Symposium: Plato’s Endoxic Method?’, in (ed.) Sheffield, Nails and Lesher, Plato’s Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception, Harvard University Press (2006) 

‘Alcibiades’ Speech: A Satyric Drama’ Greece and Rome, 48 no.2, 2001 

‘Psychic Pregnancy and Platonic Epistemology’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 20, 2001 

 

Work In Progress (articles) 

‘Recollection in the Republic?’ 

‘Hannah Arendt on Plato’s forgetfulness of the Political’ 

 

Podcast 

‘Plato’s Erotic Dialogues’, in the series The History of Philosophy without the Gaps, King’s College London (May 2011) 

Contributor to Radio 4 ‘In our Time’ program on Plato’s Symposium

 

 

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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Mar 20, 2020

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Feb 06, 2020

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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

Ted Kenney

Jan 02, 2020

The Faculty is very sorry to have to report the death, aged 95, of Ted Kenney, Kennedy Professor of Latin (from 1974 to 1982), on December 23rd 2019.

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