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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

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The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of John Easterling

Feb 23, 2021

A Fellow of Trinity from 1958, and Secretary of Trinity College Council for very many years, John was a University Assistant Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) before he was appointed to the Office of University Draftsman at the Old Schools. John died on 23 February after a long illness.

Facilitating school visits and learning Latin with MoCA

Feb 23, 2021

Justyna Ladosz, Education and Outreach Coordinator in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, explains how she continues to facilitate lessons for school groups whilst the Museum remains closed, and how the Faculty’s students continue to deliver the Learn Latin with MoCA project.

Rebecca Flemming has been appointed a Joukowsky Lecturer

Feb 23, 2021

Dr Rebecca Flemming, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow of Jesus College, has been appointed as a Joukowsky Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) for 2020-21. Rebecca also recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discussing the Justinianic Plague.

Gates scholarship

Feb 11, 2021

The Faculty congratulates Emeline McClellan from the University of Georgia on winning a highly competitive US Gates scholarship for pursuing the MPhil in Classics at Cambridge.

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