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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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