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Dr John Patterson

Dr John Patterson

Senior Lecturer in Classics (Ancient History)

Fellow and Director of Studies at Magdalene College

Director of Studies at Lucy Cavendish College

Magdalene College
Cambridge
CB3 0AG

Office Phone: 01223 335169

Research Interests

The City of Rome; Rome and Italy

Research Supervision

Recent areas supervised include: Roman politics; Archaeology of Italy; Roman imperialism; Roman republican army and society; Rome and Italy

Key Publications

'The city of Rome revisited: From mid-Republic to mid-Empire', in Journal of Roman Studies, 100 (2010), 210-232.

Landscapes and Cities: rural settlement and civic transformation in early imperial Italy, Oxford 2006.

'The City of Rome' and 'Rome and Italy' in N. Rosenstein & R. Morstein-Marx (eds.) A companion to the Roman Republic (2006). 345-364; 606-624.

Political Life in the City of Rome, Bristol, 2000.

(with E. Curti & E. Dench) 'The archaeology of central and southern Roman Italy: recent trends and approaches', Journal of Roman Studies 86 (1996), 170-189.

'The City of Rome: from Republic to Empire', Journal of Roman Studies 82 (1992), 186-215.

Samnites, Ligurians and Romans, Circello 1988.

'Crisis, what crisis? Rural change and urban development in imperial Appennine Italy', Papers of the British School at Rome 55 (1987), 115-46.

Upcoming events

Philosophy Seminar

Oct 19, 2017

Room 1.11

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

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Faculty Archivist (part-time)

Oct 10, 2017

The Faculty wishes to recruit a part-time Archivist who will be responsible for the management and care of its archive collections

Kenyon Medal awarded to Joyce Reynolds

Sep 28, 2017

The Kenyon Medal in 2017 has been awarded to Joyce Reynolds FBA for her lifetime's contribution to the research and study of Roman epigraphy.

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

The Times newspaper reports on excavations this summer at Prosilio near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece, conducted by the Ministry of Culture & Sports of Greece/Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia and of the British School at Athens/University of Cambridge

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