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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

Materials in Contact

Jul 30, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

The Fastest Feet in the World

Aug 02, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Time-travelling Scientists

Aug 06, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Artist Workshop for Young People

Aug 07, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Drink and Draw

Aug 10, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

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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