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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

Philosophy Seminar

Oct 19, 2017

Room 1.11

Recitativo: Fragments - after Lucretius and Negri

Oct 20, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Big Saturday at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Oct 21, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Incredible India: Sanskrit Myths and Truths

Oct 21, 2017

Room G.19, Faculty of Classics/Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Faculty Archivist (part-time)

Oct 10, 2017

The Faculty wishes to recruit a part-time Archivist who will be responsible for the management and care of its archive collections

Kenyon Medal awarded to Joyce Reynolds

Sep 28, 2017

The Kenyon Medal in 2017 has been awarded to Joyce Reynolds FBA for her lifetime's contribution to the research and study of Roman epigraphy.

Postgraduate Open Day Saturday 18 November 2017

Sep 22, 2017

Details of the 2017 Faculty of Classics Postgraduate Open Day are now available online:

Major archaeological discovery near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece

Sep 12, 2017

The Times newspaper reports on excavations this summer at Prosilio near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece, conducted by the Ministry of Culture & Sports of Greece/Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia and of the British School at Athens/University of Cambridge

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