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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Etruscan art & archaeology, Greco-Roman art, the anthropology of art

Publications

Key publications: 

The Micali Painter and his Followers (1987)

Understanding Greek Sculpture (1996)

Greek Art (1997)

Etruscan Art (1997)

Enduring Creation (2001)

How Art Made The World (2005) 

The Ancient Olympics (2nd ed. 2012)

Greek Sculpture (2013)

'We must do better...' Corrigenda to a review of Greek Sculpture (2014)

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Recent topics include: Etruscan iconography, polychromy in Greek sculpture

Senior Lecturer in Classics (Classical Art & Archaeology)
Fellow, Emmanuel College
Dr Nigel  Spivey

Contact Details

Emmanuel College
Cambridge
CB2 3AP
njs11@cam.ac.uk
01223 335192 (Faculty), 743014 (College)
Not available for consultancy

Latest news

Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’ discovery rewrites history of poetry and song

8 September 2021

New research into a little-known text written in ancient Greek shows that ‘stressed poetry’, the ancestor of all modern poetry and song, was already in use in the 2 nd Century CE, 300 years earlier than previously thought.

Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

12 October 2021

A new University post linked to Newnham will continue a College tradition of teaching, research, and taking Classics out into the wider world that goes back more than a century to Jane Harrison. Newnham College, Cambridge is launching the Onassis Classics Fellowship in order to secure a permanent position for the teaching...

Roman York beneath the streets

12 October 2021

Martin Millett, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, and Dr John Creighton, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, have been awarded a grant of £718,598 from the AHRC for a new project on Roman York (which will run from November 2022 to April 2024). The nature and topography of...

Dr Philippa Steele is the Latest Cambridge Academic to be honoured in Lego

11 October 2021

Dr. Philippa (Pippa) M. Steele, Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator of the Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) Project at the University, has been made into a Lego figure by the group Lego Classicists in honour of all her work in Classics and Outreach (and Lego!). As Principal...