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Faculty of Classics

 

Biography

Tim was A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture from 2014 to 2023, when he became Regius Professor of Greek. He is Editor in Chief of the fifth edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary.

Research

Tim works on all areas of Greek literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on the culture of Greeks under the Roman Empire. He has also written on religion and atheism in the ancient world, and on identity issues.

Publications

Key publications: 

He has written a number of books including Greek Literature and the Roman Empire (2001), The Second Sophistic (2005), Narrative and Identity in the Ancient Greek Novel: Returning Romance (2011), Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism (2014), Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World (2015), Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel (2018), Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon I–II: Edited with Commentary (2020) and Rome's Age of Revolution: Christians in a Classical World (2024).

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

He is a specialist in Greek literature and culture of all periods, but particularly the Roman Empire.

Regius Professor of Greek
Professor Tim  Whitmarsh

Contact Details

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
tjgw100@cam.ac.uk
Takes PhD students
Not available for consultancy

Affiliations

Latest news

VIEWS project Visiting Fellowships

20 May 2024

We invite applications for two funded VIEWS project Visiting Fellowships, with a deadline of 30th June 2024. For further details please follow this link.

Dr Richard Duncan-Jones FBA 1937-2024

19 May 2024

The Faculty is saddened by news of the death of Dr Richard Duncan-Jones FBA FSA. He had been a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College since 1963 where he was a college lecture in Classics and Director of Studies for many years.

New appointment in Latin literature

15 May 2024

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Elena Giusti as a new Assistant Professor of Latin literature. She will join the Faculty in the new academic year. Elena will be joining from the University of Warwick, where she is currently Associate Professor of Latin . She works broadly on Roman literature and...

AHRC CDP studentship - Acquiring the Mediterranean: exploring local agencies in the acquisition of antiquities from Greece and the Ottoman Empire by Charles Newton at the British Museum, 1861–1886.

9 May 2024

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) studentship Acquiring the Mediterranean: exploring local agencies in the acquisition of antiquities from Greece and the Ottoman Empire by Charles Newton at the British Museum, 1861–1886. The Faculty of Classics and the British Museum are excited to announce a fully funded...