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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

Philosophy Seminar

Feb 20, 2020

1.11

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Feb 22, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

The Corbett Lecture 2019

Feb 22, 2020

G.19

Mycenaean Seminar

Feb 26, 2020

1.11

Upcoming events

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Roger Dawe

Feb 17, 2020

It is with sadness that we report the death of Roger Dawe, former University Lecturer in Classics and Fellow of Trinity since 1963. Roger was a memorable lecturer and a scholar of strong, often unorthodox, opinions, who made major contributions to the study of the text and transmission of the tragedies of Aeschylus and Sophocles.

The Corbett Lecture 2019: Rescheduled to Saturday 22nd February

Feb 12, 2020

Due to strike action in Michaelmas Term and proposed strike action in Lent Term The Corbett Lecture will now take place on Saturday 22nd February, 5pm in G.19 Faculty of Classics

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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