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George Pliotis

George Pliotis

Department: Faculty of Classics

Supervisor: Dr Christopher Whitton

College: Corpus Christi

Thesis: The Reception of Seneca the Younger, c.60s-c.160s CE


Biography:

I was an undergraduate at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, where I took the intensive Greek course (2015-18). I then completed my MPhil. (2018-19), where I worked primarily on Latin poetry and wrote a thesis on the role of illusion in Vergil's Aeneid. My PhD research now focuses on the work of Seneca the Younger and how the writers in the one hundred or so years after his death (chiefly the author of the Octavia, Quintilian, Pliny the Younger, and Tacitus) responded to and used him in their own texts.

Other academic interests

Poetic quotation & allusion in Seneca's prose.  

Ancient philosophy: pre-Socratics, Epicureanism, Stoicism. 

Classics in the 21st century: the 'new Stoic' movement; Seneca & Stoicism on social media.

From Michaelmas 2020, I have supervised Latin literature for both Prelim. and IA students, and Greek language for IA.  

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Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

Mar 31, 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 8th April 2021.

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

Mar 30, 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'.

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

Mar 02, 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

Mar 01, 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.

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