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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

In the Round: how to use photogrammetry to make 3D models of classical casts

Oct 17, 2018

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Raiders of the Secret Scripts

Oct 19, 2018

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Religious Pollution: negotiating extremes in Greek antiquity

Oct 20, 2018

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

The King with the Bling

Oct 23, 2018

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

On the Edge: Writing in Roman Britain

Oct 24, 2018

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

Upcoming events

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Second CREWS Conference: Call for Papers

Jun 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce the second CREWS conference, to take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th of March 2019. ‘Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems’ aims to look at writing systems’ place in society and culture.

The Cambridge Philological Society Prize 2019 and 2020

Jun 27, 2018

The Cambridge Philological Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a prize for the best submitted article by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

Research Associate (Assistant Editor, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World)

Jun 22, 2018

Details of how to apply for this one year fixed term post are now available online, Closing date 23 July 2018.

Life After Classics: alumni profiles

Jun 20, 2018

Our Classics alumni give us an insight into their lives after studying Classics at Cambridge.

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