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I am currently a Leverhulme Trust and Isaac Newton Trust Early Career Fellow at the Faculty of Classics (2020-) and Bye-Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge. I completed my BA (2015) at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and MSt (2016) and DPhil (2020) at Merton College, Oxford before moving to Cambridge.


My research at present is focused on Greek and Latin lyric poetry and metres, but I am interested in most aspects of Greek and Latin language and literature.

My current project aims to provide, for the first time, a history of literary associations of Greek and Latin lyric metres from the 7th century BC to the 2nd century AD and to re-examine the relationship between metre and genre. I am also working to publish my doctoral thesis, ‘Lesbos’ Other Lyricist: Studies in Alcaeus’, which offers new literary approaches to Alcaeus’ poetry and a new text and apparatus of fragments edited from autopsy of papyri alongside textual and interpretative essays of the fragments.


Key publications: 

'New Light on Alcaeus fr. 45', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 216 (2020), 1-8.

Leverhulme/INT Early Career Fellow
Dr Il-Kweon  Sir
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