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MM McCabe works on ancient philosophy, ethics and the philosophy of medicine. 

Her publications focus on Plato, Aristotle and the pre-Socratics, with the occasional foray into Stoicism.  She is the author of Plato on Punishment (1981); Plato’s Individuals (1994); Plato and his Predecessors: The Dramatisation of Reason (2000); and Platonic Conversations, a collection of published essays, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2015.  She was educated at Oxford High School for Girls and Newnham College Cambridge. From 1981-1990 she was Fellow in Classics at New Hall, University of Cambridge; she moved to King's College London in October 1990; she retired in 2014. She has spent some extended periods in the USA: at Harvard, at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC, and at Princeton. From 2005-2008 she was a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow. She was President of the British Philosophical Association 2009-12, and she will be President of the Mind Association 2016-7.  She is the general editor of the Cambridge University Press series Studies in the Dialogues of Plato.  

Professor of Ancient Philosophy Emerita, King's College London
Honorary Fellow of Jesus College
Professor MM  McCabe
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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.