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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Greek religion and society; Greek law; non-citizens in the ancient world; religious pollution; cult foundation; inscriptions; historiography

Publications

Key publications: 

‘Social-status, Legislation and Pollution in Plato’s Euthyphro’ in Pirenne-Delforge, V. & Carbon, J.-M. (edd.) Kernos Supplement (forthcoming in 2016).

‘Prose and Religion’ in Eidinow, E. & Kindt, J. (edd.) Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (forthcoming with Oxford University Press).

‘Gods and Men in Ancient Greek Conceptions of Lawgiving’ in Eidinow, E., Kindt, J. & Osborne, R. (edd.) Theologies of Greek Religion (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press).

‘Sophocles’ Antigone, and not knowing what to do’ in Omnibus 68 (2014), 5-7.

 

Reviews

Jameson, M. Cults and Rites in Ancient Greece: Essays on Religion and Society.  Edited by Stallsmith, A., with an introduction by Cartledge, C. (Cambridge, 2014) forthcoming in Journal of Hellenic Studies (Spring, 2016).

Cusumano, N., Gasparini, V., Mastrocinque, A. & Rüpke, J. (edd.) Memory and Religious Experience in the Greco-Roman World (Stuttgart, 2013) in Classical Review (2015).

Sommerstein, A. & Bayliss, A. (edd.) Oath and State in Ancient Greece. With contributions by Kozak, L. and Torrance, I. (De Gruyter, 2013) in Classical Review 64.1 (2014), 202-4.

Papazarkadas, N. Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (Oxford, 2011) in Journal of Classics Teaching 25 (2012), 38-9.

Lecturer in Classics (Ancient History)
Fellow & Director of Studies in Prelim and 1A Classics at Murray Edwards
Dr Hannah  Willey

Contact Details

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
hrw28@cam.ac.uk
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Latest news

John Donaldson

27 September 2022

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is very sad to report the death on 21 September 2022 of its former Assistant Curator, John Donaldson. John worked in the Museum from 1988 until his retirement in in March 2013. Indeed, the Museum looks the way it does in large part because of John, who was as happy painting bases as he...

Joyce Reynolds FBA (1918–2022)

12 September 2022

The Faculty of Classics is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Joyce Reynolds FBA. She was Reader Emerita in Roman Historical Epigraphy, Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, where she was Director of Studies in Classics from 1951 to 1979. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the...

BBC Radio 4 - Reflections on Majesty, Mary Beard

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Mary Beard is one of ten writers and scholars invited by the BBC to reflect on their experience of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Follow the link below to listen: Listen here

Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS) awarded ERC grant

16 March 2022

Philippa Steele, Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, has been awarded a grant of 2 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the visual properties of pre-modern writing. The five-year project, Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS), will...