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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

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Apr 25, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

May 16, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Jun 06, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference (in honour of P. Millett)

Jul 09, 2020

Faculty of Classics and Downing College, Cambridge

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Building Closure

Mar 20, 2020

The Faculty Building is closed from 5 pm on Friday 20 March until further notice.

Coronavirus guidance

Feb 06, 2020

A link to the College and University guidance on the Coronavirus is available here

CREWS: Visiting Fellowship focused on the study of ancient writing systems

Jan 22, 2020

Details of how to apply for this Visiting Fellowship are now available online. The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Monday, 17th February 2020

Ted Kenney

Jan 02, 2020

The Faculty is very sorry to have to report the death, aged 95, of Ted Kenney, Kennedy Professor of Latin (from 1974 to 1982), on December 23rd 2019.

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