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Biography

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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Corbett Lecture 2021, “Sympathy and the Problem of Nature”

6 October 2021

Professor Brooke Holmes, Princeton University, will deliver this year’s Corbett Lecture in G19 on Thursday October 21 at 5.00 p.m.

Collaboration between the Faculty of Classics and the University of Ghana

20 October 2021

We are proud to announce that the Faculty of Classics has established a collaborative link with the University of Ghana, generously funded by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research fund. Developing new connections with Ghana promises to open up new possibilities for research and teaching, which will be beneficial for both...

SOUNDING ALDBOROUGH 2021 Episode 1

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The podcast for Aldborough Roman Town , written and presented by Dr Rose Ferraby, is now available. See the project page for more information .

Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

12 October 2021

A new University post linked to Newnham will continue a College tradition of teaching, research, and taking Classics out into the wider world that goes back more than a century to Jane Harrison. Newnham College, Cambridge is launching the Onassis Classics Fellowship in order to secure a permanent position for the teaching...