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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Ancient political thought, philosophy of Cicero.

Publications

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)

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

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

Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy
Fellow of St John's College
Professor Malcolm  Schofield

Contact Details

St John's College
Cambridge
CB2 1TP
01223 338644
Not available for consultancy

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Latest news

John Donaldson

27 September 2022

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is very sad to report the death on 21 September 2022 of its former Assistant Curator, John Donaldson. John worked in the Museum from 1988 until his retirement in in March 2013. Indeed, the Museum looks the way it does in large part because of John, who was as happy painting bases as he...

Joyce Reynolds FBA (1918–2022)

12 September 2022

The Faculty of Classics is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Joyce Reynolds FBA. She was Reader Emerita in Roman Historical Epigraphy, Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, where she was Director of Studies in Classics from 1951 to 1979. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the...

BBC Radio 4 - Reflections on Majesty, Mary Beard

12 September 2022

Mary Beard is one of ten writers and scholars invited by the BBC to reflect on their experience of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Follow the link below to listen: Listen here

Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS) awarded ERC grant

16 March 2022

Philippa Steele, Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, has been awarded a grant of 2 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the visual properties of pre-modern writing. The five-year project, Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS), will...