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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

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

Upcoming events

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Spring 2021 Sather Series to include Mary Beard and MM McCabe

Jan 22, 2021

This year’s annual series of Sather Lectures will be delivered virtually by four previous Sather Professors, including Mary Beard, Professor of Classics and Fellow of Newnham College and MM McCabe, Professor of Ancient Philosophy Emerita, King's College London, and Honorary Fellow of Jesus College.

Access & Outreach coordinator

Jan 18, 2021

Details of how to apply for this post are now available online. Closing date 11 February 2021.

Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

Jan 13, 2021

An online corpus of more than 2,000 inscriptions in Greek and Latin of the Roman period from Cyrenaica (eastern Libya), of which Joyce Reynolds is the Principal Author has been published to mark her 102nd birthday.

Dr. Neil Hopkinson

Jan 08, 2021

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of Dr. Neil Hopkinson (1957–2021).

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