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Professor Malcolm Schofield

Professor Malcolm Schofield

Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy

Fellow of St John's College

St John's College
Cambridge
CB2 1TP

Office Phone: 01223 338644

Research Interests

Ancient political thought, philosophy of Cicero.

Research Supervision

Recent topics include: Presocratic philosophy, Plato, ancient political philosophy (Aristotle, Cicero), later Platonism.

Key Publications

Plato: Political philosophy (Oxford 2006)

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought, ed. with Christopher Rowe (Cambridge 2000)

Saving the City (Routledge 1999)
The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy, ed. with Keimpe Algra, Jonathan Barnes & Jaap Mansfeld (Cambridge 1999)

The Stoic Idea of the City (Cambridge 1991; expanded edition Chicago 1999)

The Presocratic Philosophers, with G.S. Kirk and J.E. Raven (2nd edn., Cambridge 1983)

Doubt & Dogmatism, ed. with M.F. Burnyeat and J. Barnes (Oxford 1980)

An Essay on Anaxagoras (Cambridge 1980)

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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