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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

Regius Professorship of Greek

16 January 2023

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Tim Whitmarsh FBA has been elected Regius Professor of Greek from 1 April 2023. He is currently the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the University. Looking ahead to his new role, Professor Whitmarsh commented: ’I am thrilled and honoured to be taking up this...

Mary Beard receives THE Outstanding Achievement Award

18 November 2022

Professor Mary Beard received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards . The citation hailed how she had “broken through the ivory tower’s walls and brought her unique enthusiasm for her subject – and crucially, what it can teach us about contemporary life and politics – to the world”...

University Assistant Professorship in Classics

15 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023. The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome...

Brian Leech Memorial Fund

10 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.