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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.

Upcoming events

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

Conservation in Action: the Bassae Frieze

Dec 08, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Australian Academy of Humanities

Nov 25, 2020

The Faculty is delighted to report that Professor Simon Goldhill has been elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2021

Nov 20, 2020

The Faculty invites applications from early career researchers to the this fellowship. Internal deadline: 21 December 2020.

Professor Beard's new series, Inside Culture, broadcasts on 24 September

Sep 23, 2020

Professor Mary Beard is starting a new series of her Arts and Culture programme, now called "Inside Culture" on BBC2 (7.30 pm Thursday 24 Sept).

UK universities 2021 – Guardian league table

Sep 09, 2020

Cambridge Classics maintains its place at the top of the Guardian league table

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