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Faculty of Classics



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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Latest news

The Faculty invites applications for a two-year Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature)

19 April 2021

The Faculty invites applications for a two-year Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature) from 1st September 2021. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th May 2021 . Applications from those currently completing PhDs in any area of Greek literature, as well as from post-doctoral scholars will be welcomed. Further...

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...

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...

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.