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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 responded to and used him in their own texts.

Other academic interests

Latin literature, primarily verse, and esp. Vergil.

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.

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