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Dr Patrick James

Dr Patrick James

Research Associate, Greek in Italy project

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue

Office Phone: 01223 331957

Research Interests

Apart from Greek lexicography in theory and practice, Patrick's primary research interest is post-Classical and Koine Greek from historical and socio-linguistic perspectives (his doctoral research examined the syntax of participles and infinitives) and the linguistic evidence of papyri, ostraca, inscriptions, Atticist grammarians and writers, the New Testament, and Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible.

Key Publications

(ed. with Alex Mullen), Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman Worlds. Cambridge: CUP, 2012.

'Lexicography, Greek' (2nd ed.), in Dee Clayman (ed), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics. New York: Oxford University Press, 29-11-2011.

'Learners' Lexica: the Approach of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon', pp.177-194 in C. Stray (ed.), Classical Dictionaries.  London: Duckworth, 2010.

'Complementation and the verba declarandi in the Roman and Byzantine Documentary Papyri', pp. 140-155 in T. V. Evans and D. Obbink (eds), The Language of the Papyri, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


A full list of Dr James' publications is available via <>

Upcoming events

Aesop's Forest: The Owl and the Grasshopper

Apr 04, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Art Blast

Apr 05, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

J.H Gray Lectures 2018

May 08, 2018

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Senior Research Fellowship, All Souls College, Oxford

Feb 28, 2018

The Faculty congratulates Dr Lucia Prauscello, Reader in Greek Literature and Language, on her appointment to a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford.

Fixed-Term University Lectureship in Classics (Classical Linguistics and Comparative Philology)

Feb 09, 2018

Details of how to apply for this fixed-term post are available online. Closing date 7 March 2018.

Julius Caesar Revealed - BBC one

Feb 09, 2018

Mary Beard looks into some of the big questions surrounding one of the most prominent rulers in history.

Dr Yannis Galanakis elected to The Archaeological Society at Athens

Feb 08, 2018

Dr Galanakis has been elected to a regular membership of The Archaeological Society at Athens, the oldest archaeological organisation in Greece established in 1837.

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