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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

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Apr 25, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

May 16, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Jun 06, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference (in honour of P. Millett)

Jul 09, 2020

Faculty of Classics and Downing College, Cambridge

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Mar 20, 2020

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Feb 06, 2020

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CREWS: Visiting Fellowship focused on the study of ancient writing systems

Jan 22, 2020

Details of how to apply for this Visiting Fellowship are now available online. The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Monday, 17th February 2020

Ted Kenney

Jan 02, 2020

The Faculty is very sorry to have to report the death, aged 95, of Ted Kenney, Kennedy Professor of Latin (from 1974 to 1982), on December 23rd 2019.

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