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Dr Emily Kneebone

Dr Emily Kneebone

Co-Investigator, AHRC project “Greek Epic of the Roman Empire: A Cultural History”

College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Prelim and Part IA Classics, Newnham College

Newnham College
Cambridge
CB3 9DF

Research Interests

Imperial Greek literature; Latin and Greek didactic poetry; Gr­eek epic (esp. later epic); animals in the ancient world; the ancient novel; cultural identity in the Roman empire.

Key Publications

‘The limits of enquiry in imperial Greek didactic poetry,’ in J. König and G. Woolf (eds.) Authority and Expertise in Ancient Scientific Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (in press).

‘Josephus’ Esther and diaspora Judaism,’ in T. Whitmarsh and S. Thomson (eds.) The Romance Between Greece and the East, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2013), 165-182.
 
‘The Poetics of Knowledge in Oppian’s Halieutica,’ Ramus 37 (2008), 32-59
 
‘Dilemmas of the Diaspora: Josephus Antiquities 11.184-296,’ Ramus 36 (2007), 51-77
 
‘Fish in Battle? Quintus of Smyrna and the Halieutica of Oppian,’ in M. Baumbach and S. Bär (eds.) Quintus Smyrnaeus: Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic. Berlin: De Gruyter (2007), 285-305.

Upcoming events

The Roman and Islamic City in North Africa

Sep 29, 2017

McDonald Institute, seminar room

Nudity and Adornment in Greek and Indian Art

Oct 17, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Recitativo: Fragments - after Lucretius and Negri

Oct 20, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Big Saturday at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Oct 21, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Incredible India: Sanskrit Myths and Truths

Oct 21, 2017

Room G.19, Faculty of Classics/Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Postgraduate Open Day Saturday 18 November 2017

Sep 22, 2017

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Major archaeological discovery near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece

Sep 12, 2017

A monumental Mycenaean rock-cut chamber tomb came to light this summer at Prosilio near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece, during the excavations conducted there by the Ministry of Culture & Sports of Greece/Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia and of the British School at Athens/University of Cambridge

Interamna Lirenas goes LIVE!

Aug 21, 2017

Follow the students of the Faculty of Classics as they excavate the Roman theatre at Interamna Lirenas.

Roman Britain

Aug 07, 2017

Faculty statement concerning ethnic diversity in Roman Britain

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