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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)

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Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

Mar 02, 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

Mar 01, 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.

Unveiling the Invisible: Analysing Roman pottery

Feb 25, 2021

Archaeologists Alessandro Launaro, Senior Lecturer, and Ninetta Leone, Research Associate, have been working as members of the Cambridge MACH group to develop mathematical approaches to the classification of Roman pottery, part of the “Unveiling the Invisible” project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of John Easterling

Feb 23, 2021

A Fellow of Trinity from 1958, and Secretary of Trinity College Council for very many years, John was a University Assistant Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) before he was appointed to the Office of University Draftsman at the Old Schools. John died on 23 February after a long illness.

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