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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Ancient philosophy: Aristotle's biological works; Greek commentaries on Aristotle's Categories; the history of philosophy in the first century BC. Ancient intellectual history more broadly, including the work of scholars based at the great Library of Alexandria; ancient theories on language and grammar.

Publications

Key publications: 

Monograph

Potamo of Alexandria and the Emergence of Eclecticism in Late Hellenistic Philosophy, CUP 2011

Articles

‘Poetry, science and scholarship: the rise and fall of Nicander of Colophon’, in M.A. Harder, R.F Regtuit., G.C. Wakker (eds.), Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry, Hellenistica Groningana 15, Leuven-Peeters 2009:19-40

‘Plutarch: the Philosophical Writings’, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. M. Gagarin, OUP 2010: Volume 5, 333-5.

‘Antiochus’ biography’ in D. Sedley (ed.) The Philosophy of Antiochus, CUP 2012: 9-30

 ‘The texts of Plato and Aristotle in the first century BC’ in M. Schofield (ed.) Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoreanism in the First Century BC, CUP 2013: 1-27. Reprinted as ‘The texts of Plato and Aristotle in the first century BCE: Andronicus’ canon’ in: R. Sorabji (ed.) Aristotle Re-Interpreted. New Findings on Seven Hundred Years of the Ancient Commentators, London-Bloomsbury 2016: 81-102.

‘Ashes to ashes? The Library of Alexandria after 48 BC’, in J. König, K. Oikonomopoulou and G. Woolf (eds.) Ancient Libraries, CUP 2013: 167-182.

‘Encyclopaedism in the Alexandrian Library’, in J. König and G. Woolf (eds.), Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance. CUP 2013: 64-83.

‘Andronicus of Rhodes and the construction of the Aristotelian corpus’, in A. Falcon (ed.) Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity. Leiden-Brill 2016: 81-100.

‘Strabo’s philosophy and Stoicism’, in D. Dueck (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Strabo. Abingdon & New York – Routledge 2017: 9-21.

‘Stoicism and Platonism in “Arius Didymus”’, in T. Engberg-Pedersen (ed.) From Stoicism to Platonism. The Development of Philosophy, 100 BCE – 100 CE. CUP, 2017: 80-99.

‘Text and wisdom in the Letter of Aristeas’, in B. Chrubasik and D. King (eds.) Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean. OUP, 2017: 155-176.

‘Bodily and external goods in relation to happiness’, in. W.W. Fortenbaugh (ed.) Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics. Routledge, forthcoming 2018.

 

Senior Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy)
Fellow and Director of Studies at Homerton College

Contact Details

Homerton College
Cambridge
CB2 8PH
mh303@cam.ac.uk
01223 747301 (College) / 335160 (Faculty)
Not available for consultancy

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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.