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Faculty of Classics

 
Widely recognized as one of the most intellectually innovative centres for the study of Greek and Latin literature, Cambridge is characterised by an atmosphere of lively debate and collective enterprise. Members of the A Caucus work on the whole range of ancient authors and their cultural contexts, from Homer to Isidore. Our strengths include cultural poetics, comparative literature, gender studies, palaeography, reception studies and the study of texts and their transmission (this is, after all, the home of the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series).
The weekly literary seminar is a renowned forum for discussion of ancient literature and provides an important social as well as intellectual focus; leading international scholars present their research, as well as graduate students and faculty.
We also offer excellent resources for postgraduate study. For example, MPhil students have their own weekly seminar (where they are introduced to textual criticism, bibliographical methods and theoretical approaches) and they present work in progress both there and at an interdisciplinary seminar for all graduates. Cambridge PhD students have been instrumental in extending the annual joint Oxbridge graduate conference (AMPAL) to the whole of the UK. A constant stream of visitors from around the world makes Cambridge an especially stimulating place to study ancient literature.
The influence of Cambridge in this field has spread far and wide. Cambridge Classics PhDs who hold senior posts in the UK and beyond include Danielle Allen (Institute for Advanced Study), Susanna Morton Braund (Vancouver), Monica Gale (TCD), Roy Gibson (Manchester), Mark Griffith (Berkeley), Stephen Hinds (Seattle), Duncan Kennedy (Bristol), Jim McKeown (Madison), Alison Sharrock (Manchester), Tim Whitmarsh (Oxford), Gareth Williams (Columbia), Peter Wilson (Sydney) and Maria Wyke (UCL).

Mr Franco  Basso
Senior Language Teaching Officer in the Faculty of Classics
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics, Trinity Hall
Dr David  Butterfield
Senior Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Literature)
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics, Queens' College
Dr Maya  Feile Tomes
Junior Research Fellow, Christ's College
Dr Renaud  Gagné
University Reader in Ancient Greek Literature and Religion
Fellow of Pembroke College
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr Ingo  Gildenhard
University Reader in Classics and the Classical Tradition
Fellow and Director of Studies at King's College
Professor Simon  Goldhill
Professor of Greek Literature and Culture
Fellow, King's College
Professor Emily  Gowers
Professor of Latin Literature
Fellow of St John's College
Professor Philip  Hardie
Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College
Honorary Professor of Latin
Professor Richard  Hunter
Regius Professor of Greek
Fellow of Trinity College
Dr Aaron J. Kachuck
Junior Research Fellow
Latin and Neo-Latin Literature
Trinity College
Dr Christian  Keime
Research Fellow,
Director of Studies in Classics,
Girton College
Dr Rebecca  Laemmle
Senior Lecturer in Classics (Greek Literature).
Fellow of Pembroke College
Dr Max  Leventhal
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Thole Research Fellow in Classics, Trinity Hall
Dr Thomas J. Nelson
Research Fellow in Classics, Corpus Christi College
Professor Stephen  Oakley
Kennedy Professor of Latin
Fellow of Emmanuel College
Dr Rosanna  Omitowoju
Senior Language Teaching Officer
Fellow and Director of Studies at King's College
Director of Studies at Robinson College
Dr Antonia Marie Reinke
Language Teaching Officer
Director of Studies (Part I), Sidney Sussex College
Dr Cédric  Scheidegger Laemmle
Affiliated Lecturer
Dr Helen  Van Noorden
Wrigley Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies in Classics at Girton College
Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics
Professor Caroline  Vout
Professor of Classics
Director of the Museum of Classical Archaeology (from January 2021)
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Christ's College
From Michaelmas 2019 until 2024, Carrie is also the Byvanck Chair of Classical Archaeology/Art History at the University of Leiden
Dr Charles  Weiss
Senior Language Teaching Officer
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Clare College
Dr Christopher  Whitton
Reader in Latin Literature
Fellow, Director of Studies in Classics & Director of Music at Emmanuel College

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The Museum of Classical Archaeology invites applications for a Collections Engagement Intern. This is a paid opportunity. Length of Internship 2.5 days per week for 12 weeks. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 7 June 2021. Purpose of Internship The intern will help us to clean and transfer the data we hold on...

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The Faculty invites applications for a two-year Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature) from 1st September 2021. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th May 2021 . Applications from those currently completing PhDs in any area of Greek literature, as well as from post-doctoral scholars will be welcomed. Further...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...