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Faculty of Classics

 

Biography

on research leave 2019-2022

Research

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

Publications

Key publications: 

Books

Eschatology in Antiquity (ed., with Marlow, H. & Pollmann, K.) (forthcoming 2021) Routledge. [43 chapters]

Playing Hesiod: The 'Myth of the Races' in Classical Antiquity (2015). Cambridge.

Articles and chapters

‘Locating Hesiod's daimones: above and below, near and far’, in Bakola, E., & Lunn-Rockliffe, S. (eds.) (forthcoming 2020) 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.) (2019) Didactic Poetry of Greece, Rome and Beyond: Knowledge, Power, Tradition. Bloomsbury. 179-202

'The Ecology of the Sibylline Oracles’, in Hunt, A. & Marlow, H. (eds.) (2019) Ecology and Theology in the Ancient Word: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives. Bloomsbury. 25-40

‘Hesiod transformed, parodied and assaulted: Hesiod in the Second Sophistic and early Christian thought’, in Loney, A. & Scully, S. (eds.) (2018) The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod. Oxford. 395-410

'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/. Updates published 28-3-2014 and 26-8-2020. 

'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

Museum book

The Lawrence Room at Girton College (2019, ed. with the Lawrence Room Committee). Girton College, Cambridge.

Outreach publication

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

Wrigley Fellow, Director of Studies and College Associate Professor in Classics
Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics
Dr Helen  Van Noorden

Contact Details

Girton College
Cambridge
CB3 0JG
01223 767500 (Faculty), 760350 (College)
Not available for consultancy

Affiliations

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.