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Faculty of Classics



Greek and Roman Historiography. Plutarch. Lucian. Procopius.


Other publications: 

Franco Basso and Geoffrey Greatrex, ‘How to Interpret Procopius’ Preface to the Wars’, in C. Lillington-Martin and E. Turquois (eds.), Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations, London [Routledge] 2018, 59-72.

'Eraclea Minoa' (Literary and Epigraphic Sources,  Bibliographical Essay [1537-1988]), in G. Nenci, G. Vallet (eds.) Bibliografia Topografica della Colonizzazione Greca in Italia e nelle Isole Tirreniche, Pisa [Scuola Normale Superiore], Roma [Ecole française de Rome], VII, 1989,  pp.234-240 and 243-277.


A. Momigliano, The Classical Foundations of Ancient Historiography,  University of California Press (1990), in The Times Higher Education Supplement, 8.3.1991, p. 26.

J.A.S.Evans, Herodotus. Explorer of the Past, Princeton University Press (1991), in The Times Higher Education Supplement,  2.8.1991, p. 20.

Teaching and Supervisions


Greek History, Greek and Latin Language, Greek Literature.

Senior Language Teaching Officer in the Faculty of Classics
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics, Trinity Hall
Mr Franco  Basso

Contact Details

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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...