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Professor Philip Hardie

Professor Philip Hardie

Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College

Honorary Professor of Latin

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

Office Phone: 01223 761545

Research Interests

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

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)

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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