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Dr Robert Crellin

Dr Robert Crellin

Research Associate, Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS)


Research Interests

Robert's research interests include the history and structure of the Greek language, especially in terms of its verb system (his doctoral thesis investigated the syntax and semantics of the Greek perfect active in literary Koine), prepositions, and the linguistics of the New Testament. Robert is also interested in the linguistics of early Bible translations, especially as a means both of accessing how the syntax and semantics of Greek were understood in antiquity, and comparing the manifestation of syntactic and semantic categories across a number of ancient languages.

Key Publications

Forthcoming:

The Syntax and Semantics of the Perfect Active in Literary Koine Greek (monograph) 2014, "The Greek perfect through Gothic eyes: evidence for the existence of a unitary semantic for the Greek perfect in New Testament Greek", Journal of Greek Linguistics 14: 5-42

(http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15699846-01401002;jsessionid=6051pafflhk4n.x-brill-live-02)

2012, "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek", Journal for the Study of the New Testament 35 (2): 196-202

(http://jnt.sagepub.com/content/35/2/196.refs)

2011, "Review of (S.J.) Bakker ‘The Noun Phrase in Ancient Greek. A Functional Analysis of the Order and Articulation of NP Constituents in Herodotus.’", The Classical Review 61 (2): 394-6

(http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8365387&fileId=S0009840X11000886

Upcoming events

Meet the Greeks

Aug 20, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

The Fastest Feet in the World

Aug 21, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Second CREWS Conference: Call for Papers

Jun 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce the second CREWS conference, to take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th of March 2019. ‘Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems’ aims to look at writing systems’ place in society and culture.

The Cambridge Philological Society Prize 2019 and 2020

Jun 27, 2018

The Cambridge Philological Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a prize for the best submitted article by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

Research Associate (Assistant Editor, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World)

Jun 22, 2018

Details of how to apply for this one year fixed term post are now available online, Closing date 23 July 2018.

Life After Classics: alumni profiles

Jun 20, 2018

Our Classics alumni give us an insight into their lives after studying Classics at Cambridge.

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