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Faculty of Classics

 
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
College: Magdalene
Title of Thesis: Unflattening the Page: Lucian, Ecphrasis, and the Embodied Reader
 Zoë  Audra
Supervisor: Prof. Gábor Betegh
College: Darwin
Title of Thesis: Early Greek Theories of Action
Supervisor: Prof. Ingo Gildenhard
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Cosmic Succession in Early Imperial Rome
Supervisor: Prof. Ingo Gildenhard
College: Newnham
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Far-Right use of Classics from 1945 to the Present
Supervisor: Dr Myrto Hatzimichali
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis: Individuals in Aristotle
Supervisor: Prof. Martin Millett
College: Downing
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Roman Houses in London
Supervisor: Prof. Philip Hardie
College: Trinity
Title of Thesis: Reading Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis as Early Imperial Greek Texts and Late Antique Latin Translations
 Edoardo  Chiattelli
Supervisor: Dr Torsten Meissner
College: Darwin
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Augment in Greek and Indo-European: A Reconsideration"
Supervisor: Prof. James Warren
College: Corpus Christi
Title of Thesis: The Social Organisation of the Epicurean Community
 Laila  Dell'Anno
Supervisor: Prof. Philip Hardie
College: Trinity
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Poetic voices in Statius' Silvae
 Marcus Trystan Ellis
Supervisor: Prof. Richard Hunter
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis: Concepts of Tragedy and the Tragic in Late Euripidean Drama
Supervisor: Prof. Emily Gowers
College: Trinity
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Problem of Ecopoetics
 Stefano  Frullini
Supervisor: Prof. Robin Osborne
College: King’s
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Democracy in the Peloponnese, c.550–146 BCE
Supervisor: Dr Frisbee Sheffield
College: Corpus Christi
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Wonder in Plato and Aristotle
Supervisor: Dr David Butterfield
College: Trinity
Title of Thesis: A commentary on Plautus, Mostellaria
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
College: St John's
Title of Thesis: Traditions of Tenderness: Gender, Sensibility, and the Classics in Eighteenth-Century Britain
 Dominique  Goddard
Supervisor: Dr Alessandro Launaro
College: St. John's
Title of Thesis: Commonwares and Consumer Identity in Roman Italy
 Solveig Lucia Gold
Supervisor: Prof. Gábor Betegh
College: King's
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Plato's City of Gods
Supervisor: Prof. Emily Gowers
College: Wolfson
Title of Thesis: Satire and the Art of Conversation
Supervisor: Prof. Renaud Gagné
College: Lucy Cavendish
Title of Thesis (preliminary): τὰ ἄλλα κτήνεα: Animals in the Religious Life of Early Greece
Supervisor: Prof. Ingo Gildenhard
College: King's
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Platonic Corpus
Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Lämmle
College: Newnham
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Choral Narrative and Audience Experience in Tragedy
 Daniel  Hanigan
Praeceptor in Classics at Corpus Christi College
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
Title of Thesis: The Politics of Form in Imperial Greek Periplography
Supervisor: Prof. Robin Osborne
College: Darwin
Title of Thesis (preliminary): A Study of Hellenistic Political Borders and their Formation c. 250-150 BCE
Supervisor: Dr David Butterfield
College: Trinity
Title of Thesis: The Development of Greek-to-Latin Verse Translation: 1430–1577
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
College: King's
Title of Thesis: Embodied Time in Nonnus' Dionysiaca
Supervisor: Prof. James Clackson
College: Jesus College
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Language of Latin Epistolography - Social status and its connection to the language of Roman writers
Supervisor: Prof. Gábor Betegh
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis: Chorus and Cacophony: Philosophy as Khoreia in the Works of Plato
Supervisor: Prof. James Warren
College: Corpus Christi
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Aristotle’s Philosophy of Energeia — in Physics, Metaphysics and Ethics
 Thomas  Kelly
Supervisor: Prof. Gábor Betegh
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis: Greek "Scribal" Mathematics in Late Antiquity
 Florence  Kipps
Supervisor: Prof. Robin Osborne
College: Darwin
Title of Thesis: The Political Philosophy of Xenophon's Memorabilia
 Jannis Frederik Koltermann
Supervisor: Prof. Christopher Whitton
College: Darwin College
Thesis: Beyond Gossip. Suetonius and the Politics of Private Life in Imperial Rome
 Georgios  Koukovasilis
Supervisor: Prof. Caroline Vout
College: Magdalene College
Title of Thesis: From Greek to Roman: Portraits and Identity in Roman Greece
Supervisor: Prof. Ingo Gildenhard
College: Darwin
Title of Thesis: Play in the Roman imagination
 Benjamin  Kybett
Supervisor: Prof. Christopher Kelly
College: Fitzwilliam
Title of Thesis: Religion and Rhetoric at the Courts of the Theodosians, c.381-404
Supervisor: Dr Rupert Thompson
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis: The Development of the Greek ‘Stress’ Accent in Late Antique Poetic Composition
Supervisor: Prof. Gábor Betegh
College: Robinson
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Existence and Use of Race in Antiquity
 Thomas  Langley
Supervisor: Prof. Christopher Kelly
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis: Civic Patriotic Political Language in Basil of Caesarea, Julian the Apostate and Gregory Nazianzen
Supervisor: Prof. James Clackson
College: Jesus College
Title of Thesis: Multilingualism in Roman Judaea-Palestine
 Jessica  Lawrence
Supervisor: Prof. Ingo Gildenhard
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis: 21st Century Female Receptions of Homer
 Maeve  Lentricchia
Supervisor: Prof. James Warren
College: Queens'
Funding: Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Title of Thesis: Mind, Body, World: the Epicureans on Prolêpseis
Supervisor: Dr Torsten Meißner
College: Pembroke
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Ethnobotany of the Bronze Age Aegean
Supervisor: Prof. Simon Goldhill
College: Darwin
Title of Thesis: Fifth-century CE Greek Christian Verse Paraphrase
Supervisor: Dr Rupert Thompson
College: Fitzwilliam
Title of Thesis: A Sociolinguistic History of Classical Attic Oratory: From Antiphon to Dinarchus
 Rares Ilie Marinescu
Supervisor: Dr Myrto Hatzimichali
College: Corpus Christi
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Harmony of Plato and Aristotle in Proclus
Supervisor: Prof. Caroline Vout
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis: Sketching, Sight-seeing and Scholarship: Greece and Asia Minor, 1828-1898
 Peter  Martin
Supervisor: Prof. Robin Osborne
College: Clare
Thesis Title: The History of Greek and Roman Historiography
 Daphne D. Martin
Supervisor: Prof. Robin Osborne
College: Clare
Title of Thesis: Experiencing the Sacred at Sparta (700-479 BCE): Art, Space, and Religion
Supervisor: Prof. Renaud Gagné
College: Corpus Christi
Title of Thesis: Temporalities of Compilation in Anthologies of Greek Epigram
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
College: Newnham
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Death, Dying, and the Dead: A study of the Eldritch Horrors of the Ancient Greek Romances
Supervisor: Prof. Richard Hunter
College: Fitzwilliam
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Reception of the Iliad in Plato’s Republic
Supervisor: Prof. Philip Hardie
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Poetics of Pregnancy and Parturition in the Works of Ovid
Supervisor: Dr David Butterfield
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Latinitas and its Development in the Fifteenth-Century
Supervisor: Prof. Simon Goldhill
College: King's
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Temporality and Identity in the Jewish Sibylline Oracles
Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Oakley
College: Lucy Cavendish
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Reception of Ovid in the Minor Declamations
Supervisor: Prof. Martin Millett
College: Darwin
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The People, Plants, and Landscape of Roman Yorkshire
Supervisor: Prof. Caroline Vout
College: Newnham
Title of Thesis: Ethos and Pathos in Written Responses to Graeco-Roman Art (ca. 400 BCE - 400 CE)
Supervisor: Dr Yannis Galanakis
College: Pembroke
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Death and Aesthetics: The Role of Visual Culture on the Late Bronze Age Greek Mainland, 1600-1400 BC
Supervisor: Prof. Christopher Kelly
College: King's
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Remembering the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity
 George  Pliotis
Supervisor: Prof. Christopher Whitton
College: Corpus Christi
Title of Thesis: The Reception of Seneca the Younger, c.60s-c.160s CE
 Dalia  Pratali Maffei
Supervisor: Prof. James Clackson
College: Jesus College
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Language of Hellenistic Inscribed Epigrams from Doric-speaking Areas. A Comparative Approach
 Domenico  Praticò
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
College: Emmanuel
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Encyclopedism in Late Antique Greek Poetry
Supervisor: Prof. James Warren
College: Magdalene
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Lucretius and Epicurus: Hellenistic Schools and their Founders
Supervisor: Prof. Philip Hardie
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Reception of Lucretius in Late Latin Christian Literature
 Pablo  Puente
Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Oakley
College: Sidney Sussex
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Commentary on Statius, Thebaid 6
 Krishnan  Ram-Prasad
Supervisor: Dr Rupert Thompson
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Syntax of Relative Clauses and Related Phenomena in Proto-Indo-European
Supervisor: Prof. Gábor Betegh
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis: Plato's Timaeus
Supervisor: Prof. Renaud Gagné
College: Downing
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Ethical Authority in Pindar and Bacchylides
Supervisor: Dr Frisbee Sheffield
College: Wolfson
Title of Thesis: A Study of Spirited Motivation in Plato and Aristotle
Supervisor: Prof. Ingo Gildenhard
College: Newnham
Title of Thesis (preliminary): No Son of Mine Succeeding": Dynastic Anxiety and the Roman Imperial Succession in Shakespeare
Supervisor: Prof. Caroline Vout
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Female Body in Roman Visual Culture
Supervisor: Dr Yannis Galanakis
College: Girton
Title of Thesis: Rhodes and the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean world
 Elisabeth  Slingsby
Supervisor: Prof. Mary Beard
College: Corpus Christi
Title of Thesis (Preliminary): Lead by Example: the Significance of Classical Greek Exempla in the Late Republic and Early Principate
Supervisor: Dr Nick Zair
College: Newnham
Title of Thesis: The Influence of Variant Case Endings on our Understanding of Latin Onomastics
 Stephanos  Stephanides
Supervisor: Prof. Gábor Betegh
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis (preliminary): From Conflict to Unity: Plato on Well-Ordered Wholes
 Nir  Stern
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
College: Hughes Hall
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Dio Chrysostom and Philosophical Identity
 Sandra  Strahlendorf
Supervisor: Prof. Robin Osborne
College: Christ's College
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Eastern Greek Grave Stelai. Urban Identity and Civic Representation in Asia Minor during the Hellenistic Period.
Supervisor: Prof. Renaud Gagné
College: Hughes Hall
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Spatial Shifts and Imaginary Identities of Greek Choruses
Supervisor: Prof. Robin Osborne
College: Jesus College
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Divine in Ancient Historiography
Supervisor: Dr Myrto Hatzimichali
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Implicit Gender Bias: A Critical Analysis of the Equality of Plato’s Women
Supervisor: Prof. Gábor Betegh
College: Christ's
Topic of Thesis: Epistemology of Artefact Comparisons in Early Greek Cosmological, Meteorological, and Physiological Thought
 Agnes  Vendel
Supervisor: Prof. James Clackson
College: Newnham
Title of Thesis: A Typology of Hyperbata in Classical Latin Prose
 Sophie  Wardle
Supervisor: Prof. Mary Beard
College: Newnham
Title of Thesis: Encounters with Londinium: Nineteenth-century responses to London's Roman past
Supervisor: Prof. Robin Osborne
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis (preliminary): Manufacturing Miniaturisation: The Making of Miniature Deities in the Greco-Roman World
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
College: Trinity
Title of Thesis: The Golden Chain: Redrawing the Map of Ancient Allegory
Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Laemmle
College: Trinity
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Poetics, Composition, and Intertextuality of Archaic Hexameter Poetry
Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Flemming
College: Christ's
Title of Thesis: Elite Culture, Freedmen and Manumission: A Comparative Study of Imperial Rome and China

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