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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

Election of two new Professors in the Faculty of Classics

27 March 2024

The Faculty is delighted to announce the election of Professor Josephine (Jo) Crawley Quinn to the Professorship of Ancient History and Professor Serafina Cuomo to the A. G. Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture . Jo will join the Faculty on 1 January 2025 and will be the first woman to hold the Professorship of Ancient...

Craven Seminar 2024

26 March 2024

The programme for the Craven Seminar 2024, ‘Interface Interpretation: exegesis as encounter in Greco-Roman literature’ , is now available online . This will be an in-person event. Please click here to register.

Classical Equalities Lecture 25 April 2024 at 17.00 in G19

4 March 2024

Jane Draycott will be giving this year’s Classical Equalities lecture, on ‘ Prostheses in Classical Antiquity: Everything You Never Knew You Wanted To Know’. Jane Draycott is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Glasgow. Her research investigates science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world. She has...

Soundmarks Project

12 February 2024

Soundmarks, an art/archaeology collaboration between Rose Ferraby, Cambridge Archaeologist, and Rob St John using sound and visual art launches at DIG in York. In 2019 the pair created work exploring and animating the sub-surface landscape of Aldborough Roman Town in North Yorkshire, UK. Soundmarks Aldborough was re-shown...