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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
Not available for consultancy



Latest news

Corbett Lecture 2021, “Sympathy and the Problem of Nature”

6 October 2021

Professor Brooke Holmes, Princeton University, will deliver this year’s Corbett Lecture in G19 on Thursday October 21 at 5.00 p.m.

Collaboration between the Faculty of Classics and the University of Ghana

20 October 2021

We are proud to announce that the Faculty of Classics has established a collaborative link with the University of Ghana, generously funded by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research fund. Developing new connections with Ghana promises to open up new possibilities for research and teaching, which will be beneficial for both...


19 October 2021

The podcast for Aldborough Roman Town , written and presented by Dr Rose Ferraby, is now available. See the project page for more information .

Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

12 October 2021

A new University post linked to Newnham will continue a College tradition of teaching, research, and taking Classics out into the wider world that goes back more than a century to Jane Harrison. Newnham College, Cambridge is launching the Onassis Classics Fellowship in order to secure a permanent position for the teaching...