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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

Affiliations

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Latest news

Regius Professorship of Greek

16 January 2023

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Tim Whitmarsh FBA has been elected Regius Professor of Greek from 1 April 2023. He is currently the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the University. Looking ahead to his new role, Professor Whitmarsh commented: ’I am thrilled and honoured to be taking up this...

Mary Beard receives THE Outstanding Achievement Award

18 November 2022

Professor Mary Beard received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards . The citation hailed how she had “broken through the ivory tower’s walls and brought her unique enthusiasm for her subject – and crucially, what it can teach us about contemporary life and politics – to the world”...

University Assistant Professorship in Classics

15 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023. The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome...

Brian Leech Memorial Fund

10 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.