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Dr Helen Van Noorden

Dr Helen Van Noorden

Wrigley Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Girton College

Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics

Girton College
Cambridge
CB3 0JG

Office Phone: 01223 767500 (Faculty), 760350 (College)

Research Interests

Greek and Roman intellectual culture, especially responses to Hesiod and to Plato; 'apocalyptic' and eschatological literature in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.

Other Professional Activities

Secretary and Cambridge representative on the Management Committee of the annual JACT Greek summer school at Bryanston

Key Publications

Books

Eschatology in Antiquity (ed., with Marlow, H. & Pollmann, K.) (in progress) Routledge. [45 chapters]

Playing Hesiod: The 'Myth of the Races' in Classical Antiquity (2014). Cambridge.

Articles and chapters

'The Ecology of the Sibylline Oracles’, in Hunt, A. & Marlow, H. (eds.) (forthcoming 2018) Greening the Gods. Bloomsbury.

‘Locating Hesiod's daimones: above and below, near and far’, in Bakola, E., & Lunn-Rockliffe, S. (eds.) (forthcoming 2018) Locating the daimonic: daimones, space and place in the ancient Greek world. CHS/Ashgate.

‘Didactic and apocalyptic turns: clarity and obscurity, Homer and Hesiod in the Sibylline Oracles’, in Canevaro, L-G., & O’Rourke, D. (eds.) (forthcoming 2017) Didactic Poetry: Knowledge, Power, Tradition. Swansea.

‘Hesiod transformed, parodied and assaulted: Hesiod in the Second Sophistic and early Christian thought’, in Loney, A. & Scully, S. (eds.) (forthcoming 2017) The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod. Oxford.

'Philosophical traces in the Sibylline Oracles', in Klostergaard Peterson, A. & van Kooten, G. (eds.) (2017) Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World. Leiden. 103-25

'Aratus', in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics. Ed. Dee Clayman. Oxford University Press, 25-11-2011. http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/. Update published 28-3-2014. 

'Hesiod’s Races and your own: Socrates' 'Hesiodic' project', in Boys-Stones, G. & Haubold, J. (eds.) (2010) Plato and Hesiod. Oxford. 179-99

'Aratus' Maiden and the Source of Belief' in Harder, M.A., Regtuit, Regtuit, R. F. & Wakker, G. C. (eds.) (2009) Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry. Leuven. 255-75

Outreach publication

'Long-range perspectives in the Iliad(2015) Omnibus 69.4-6

Upcoming events

The Roman and Islamic City in North Africa

Sep 29, 2017

McDonald Institute, seminar room

Nudity and Adornment in Greek and Indian Art

Oct 17, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Recitativo: Fragments - after Lucretius and Negri

Oct 20, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Big Saturday at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Oct 21, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Incredible India: Sanskrit Myths and Truths

Oct 21, 2017

Room G.19, Faculty of Classics/Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Postgraduate Open Day Saturday 18 November 2017

Sep 22, 2017

Details of the 2017 Faculty of Classics Postgraduate Open Day are now available online:

Major archaeological discovery near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece

Sep 12, 2017

A monumental Mycenaean rock-cut chamber tomb came to light this summer at Prosilio near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece, during the excavations conducted there by the Ministry of Culture & Sports of Greece/Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia and of the British School at Athens/University of Cambridge

Interamna Lirenas goes LIVE!

Aug 21, 2017

Follow the students of the Faculty of Classics as they excavate the Roman theatre at Interamna Lirenas.

Roman Britain

Aug 07, 2017

Faculty statement concerning ethnic diversity in Roman Britain

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