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Faculty of Classics


Name Office phone Email address Job titles
Dr John Patterson 01223 335169 Senior Lecturer in Classics (Ancient History), Fellow and Director of Studies at Magdalene College, Director of Studies at Lucy Cavendish College
Neal Payne Supervisor: Prof. Martin Millett, College: Darwin, Thesis Title (preliminary): The People, Plants, and Landscape of Roman York and its Hinterlands
Charlie Pemberton Supervisor: Professor Caroline Vout, College: Newnham, Thesis: Ethos and Pathos in Written Responses to Graeco-Roman Art (ca. 400 BCE - 400 CE)
Rachel Phillips
George Pliotis Department: Faculty of Classics, Supervisor: Dr Christopher Whitton, College: Corpus Christi, Thesis: The Reception of Seneca the Younger, c.60s-c.160s CE
Ludovico Pontiggia Language Teaching Officer, College Research Associate, Clare College
Dr Adrian Popescu 01223 332949 Affiliated Lecturer in Numismatics
Dalia Pratali Maffei Department: Classics, Supervisor: Prof. James Clackson, College: Jesus, Thesis Title (preliminary): The Language of Hellenistic Inscribed Epigrams from Doric-speaking Areas. A Comparative Approach
Domenico Praticò Supervisor: Professor Tim Whitmarsh, College: Emmanuel, Thesis title (preliminary): Encyclopedism in Late Antique Greek Poetry
Lucyna Prochnicka 01223 330515 (Tu-Th) Accounts Clerk
Pablo Puente Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Oakley, College: Sidney Sussex, Thesis title (preliminary): Commentary on Statius, Thebaid 6

Latest news

Corbett Lecture 2021, “Sympathy and the Problem of Nature”

6 October 2021

Professor Brooke Holmes, Princeton University, will deliver this year’s Corbett Lecture in G19 on Thursday October 21 at 5.00 p.m.

Collaboration between the Faculty of Classics and the University of Ghana

20 October 2021

We are proud to announce that the Faculty of Classics has established a collaborative link with the University of Ghana, generously funded by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research fund. Developing new connections with Ghana promises to open up new possibilities for research and teaching, which will be beneficial for both...


19 October 2021

The podcast for Aldborough Roman Town , written and presented by Dr Rose Ferraby, is now available. See the project page for more information .

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...