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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Latin literature, esp. poetry. The reception of Latin literature, esp. in the Renaissance. Neo-Latin poetry.

Publications

Key publications: 

The last Trojan hero. A cultural history of Virgil's Aeneid (I. B. Tauris 2014)

Rumour and renown. Representations of fama in western literature (Cambridge 2012)

Classical literary careers and their reception, co-edited with Helen Moore (Cambridge 2010)

Lucretian receptions. History, the sublime, knowledge (Cambridge 2009)

(ed.) Paradox and the marvellous in Augustan literature and culture (Oxford 2009)

Cambridge Companion to Lucretius, co-edited with Stuart Gillespie (Cambridge 2007)

Ovid's poetics of illusion (Cambridge 2002)

 (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Ovid (Cambridge 2002)

Virgil Aeneid 9 (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics,  1994)

The Epic Successors of Virgil (Roman Literature and its Contexts. Cambridge 1993)

Virgil's Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium (Oxford 1986)

Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College
Honorary Professor of Latin
Professor Philip  Hardie

Contact Details

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
01223 761545
Not available for consultancy

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Latest news

The Faculty invites applications for a two-year Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature)

19 April 2021

The Faculty invites applications for a two-year Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature) from 1st September 2021. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th May 2021 . Applications from those currently completing PhDs in any area of Greek literature, as well as from post-doctoral scholars will be welcomed. Further...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

13 April 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

24 February 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.