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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

Classical Archaeology Seminar

Feb 18, 2020

1.04

Twilight at the Museums: The Secrets Of The Statues

Feb 19, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

Philology and Linguistics

Feb 19, 2020

1.11

Literature Seminar

Feb 19, 2020

G.21

Philosophy Seminar

Feb 20, 2020

1.11

Upcoming events

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Roger Dawe

Feb 17, 2020

It is with sadness that we report the death of Roger Dawe, former University Lecturer in Classics and Fellow of Trinity since 1963. Roger was a memorable lecturer and a scholar of strong, often unorthodox, opinions, who made major contributions to the study of the text and transmission of the tragedies of Aeschylus and Sophocles.

The Corbett Lecture 2019: Rescheduled to Saturday 22nd February

Feb 12, 2020

Due to strike action in Michaelmas Term and proposed strike action in Lent Term The Corbett Lecture will now take place on Saturday 22nd February, 5pm in G.19 Faculty of Classics

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

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