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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).

Associate Professor in Classics
Fellow in Classics, Gonville and Caius College
Research Fellow in Classics
Sidney Sussex College
Senior Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Literature)
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics, Queens' College
Dr Renaud  Gagné
Professor of Ancient Greek Literature and Religion
Fellow of Pembroke College
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr Ingo  Gildenhard
Professor of Classics and the Classical Tradition
Fellow and Director of Studies at King's College
Professor of Greek Literature and Culture
Fellow, King's College
Professor of Latin Literature
Fellow of St John's College
 Daniel  Hanigan
Praeceptor in Classics at Corpus Christi College
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
Title of Thesis: The Politics of Form in Imperial Greek Periplography
Professor Philip  Hardie
Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College
Honorary Professor of Latin
Regius Professor of Greek
Fellow of Trinity College
Dr Christian  Keime
Research Fellow,
Director of Studies in Classics,
Girton College
 Jannis Frederik Koltermann
Supervisor: Prof. Christopher Whitton
College: Darwin College
Thesis: Beyond Gossip. Suetonius and the Politics of Private Life in Imperial Rome
Dr Rebecca  Laemmle
Associate Professor in Classics (Greek Literature).
Fellow & Graduate Tutor, Pembroke College
Dr Max  Leventhal
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Thole Research Fellow in Classics, Trinity Hall
Assistant Professor in Classics (Late Antique and Early Byzantine History)
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics, Trinity College
Professor Stephen  Oakley
Kennedy Professor of Latin
Fellow of Emmanuel College
University Associate Professor
Fellow and Director of Studies at King's College
Director of Studies at Robinson College
Senior Research Associate
Senior Lector in Classics, Trinity College
Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Classics
Assistant Professor in Classics
Dr Helen  Van Noorden
Wrigley Fellow, Director of Studies and College Associate Professor in Classics
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
University Associate Professor
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Clare College
Professor of Latin Literature
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics, Emmanuel College

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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.

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