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Nir Stern

Nir Stern

Department: Classics

Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh

College: Hughes Hall

Thesis title (preliminary): Dio Chrysostom and philosophical identity


Biography:

Nir Stern is a PhD student in Classics, supervised by Prof. Tim Whitmarsh and Dr. Chris Whitton. Nir came to Cambridge after obtaining a BA and MA in History and an MA in Classics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His thesis examines the construction of the philosophical identity by Dio Chrysostom, investigating the ways in which Dio was fashioning his own identity and the identity of the philosopher in general. 

Other academic interests

Intellectual and cultural history in Early Imperial Rome; the interrelations between text and society; imperial Greek and Latin prose; the history of ideas.

Upcoming events

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

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