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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.

Associate Professor in Classics
Fellow in Classics, Gonville and Caius College

Contact Details

Faculty of Classics
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01223 (3)35168 (Faculty) / 01223 (3)32258 (College)
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Latest news

Regius Professorship of Greek

16 January 2023

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Tim Whitmarsh FBA has been elected Regius Professor of Greek from 1 April 2023. He is currently the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the University. Looking ahead to his new role, Professor Whitmarsh commented: ’I am thrilled and honoured to be taking up this...

Mary Beard receives THE Outstanding Achievement Award

18 November 2022

Professor Mary Beard received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards . The citation hailed how she had “broken through the ivory tower’s walls and brought her unique enthusiasm for her subject – and crucially, what it can teach us about contemporary life and politics – to the world”...

University Assistant Professorship in Classics

15 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023. The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome...

Brian Leech Memorial Fund

10 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.