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Professor Peter Garnsey

Professor Peter Garnsey

Emeritus Professor of the History of Classical Antiquity

Fellow of Jesus College

Jesus College
Cambridge
CB5 8BL

Office Phone: 01223 339420

Research Interests

History of Political Theory  and Intellectual History; social and economic history; food, famine and nutrition; physical anthropology.

Key Publications

Social Status and Legal Privilege in the Roman Empire Oxford 1970
The Roman Empire: Society, Economy and Culture  London 1987. Co-author
Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman World. Cambridge 1988
Ideas of Slavery from Aristotle to Augustine. Cambridge 1996
Cities, Peasants and Food. Cambridge 1998
Food and Society in Classical Antiquity. Cambridge 1999
Evolution of the late Antique World. Cambridge 2001. Co-author
Lactantius, Divine Institutes. Introd/Transl./Notes  Liverpool 2003. Co-author
Thinking about Property, antiquity to the age of revolution. Cambridge 2007
Cambridge Ancient History vols. XI (2000), XII (2005), XIII(1998). Co-editor

Upcoming events

In the Round: how to use photogrammetry to make 3D models of classical casts

Oct 17, 2018

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Raiders of the Secret Scripts

Oct 19, 2018

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Religious Pollution: negotiating extremes in Greek antiquity

Oct 20, 2018

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

The King with the Bling

Oct 23, 2018

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

On the Edge: Writing in Roman Britain

Oct 24, 2018

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

Upcoming events

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Second CREWS Conference: Call for Papers

Jun 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce the second CREWS conference, to take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th of March 2019. ‘Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems’ aims to look at writing systems’ place in society and culture.

The Cambridge Philological Society Prize 2019 and 2020

Jun 27, 2018

The Cambridge Philological Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a prize for the best submitted article by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

Research Associate (Assistant Editor, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World)

Jun 22, 2018

Details of how to apply for this one year fixed term post are now available online, Closing date 23 July 2018.

Life After Classics: alumni profiles

Jun 20, 2018

Our Classics alumni give us an insight into their lives after studying Classics at Cambridge.

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