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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

The Roman and Islamic City in North Africa

Sep 29, 2017

McDonald Institute, seminar room

Nudity and Adornment in Greek and Indian Art

Oct 17, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Recitativo: Fragments - after Lucretius and Negri

Oct 20, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Big Saturday at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Oct 21, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Incredible India: Sanskrit Myths and Truths

Oct 21, 2017

Room G.19, Faculty of Classics/Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Postgraduate Open Day Saturday 18 November 2017

Sep 22, 2017

Details of the 2017 Faculty of Classics Postgraduate Open Day are now available online:

Major archaeological discovery near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece

Sep 12, 2017

A monumental Mycenaean rock-cut chamber tomb came to light this summer at Prosilio near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece, during the excavations conducted there by the Ministry of Culture & Sports of Greece/Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia and of the British School at Athens/University of Cambridge

Interamna Lirenas goes LIVE!

Aug 21, 2017

Follow the students of the Faculty of Classics as they excavate the Roman theatre at Interamna Lirenas.

Roman Britain

Aug 07, 2017

Faculty statement concerning ethnic diversity in Roman Britain

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