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Dr Rupert Thompson

Dr Rupert Thompson

Senior Lecturer in Classics (Philology and Linguistics)

Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Selwyn College

University Orator

Selwyn College
Cambridge
CB3 9DQ

Office Phone: 01223 335649

Research Interests

Greek dialectology, Mycenaean Greek, Linear B, Indo-European,
Historical and comparative linguistics.

Research Supervision

Recent topics include: Linguistic history of Cyprus; history of writing on Crete; the Aeolic dialect group; linguistic variation in the Attic orators; historical syntax.

Key Publications

‘Instrumentals, datives, locatives and ablatives: the -phi case form in Mycenaean and Homer.’ Proc. Cam. Phil. Soc. 44, 1998, 219–250.
‘Dialects in Mycenaean and Mycenaean among the dialects.’ Minos 31–32, 1996–1997 [1998], 313-333.
‘Bulls’ testicles and Mycenaean onomastics: must iphi be singular?’ in J. Bennet ed., A-NA-QO-TA. Studies presented to J.T. Killen. Minos 33–34, 1998–1999 [2002], 339–347.
‘Prepositional usage in Arcado-Cypriot and Mycenaean: a Bronze Age isogloss?’ Minos 35–36, 2000–2001 [2002], 395–430.
‘What the Butler saw: some thoughts on the syntax and semantics of the Mycenaean o- ~ jo- introductory particle.’ Minos 37–38, 2002–2003 [2006], 317–336.
‘Special vs. Normal Mycenaean Revisited.’ Minos 37–38, 2002–2003 [2006], 337–369.
‘Mycenaean mo-ro-qa.’ In Massimo Perna, ed., Fiscality in Mycenaean and Near Eastern Archives. Proceedings of the Conference held at Soprintendenza Archivistica per la Campania, Naples, 21-23 October 2004. Studi Egei e Vicinorientali 3. Paris: De Boccard 2006 (225–240).
‘Two notes on Mycenaean labial stops.’ in Ziva Antika 55, 2005 [2006], 107–115.
‘Long mid vowels in Attic-Ionic and Cretan’, PCPS 52, 2006, 81–101.

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Unveiling the Invisible: Analysing Roman pottery

Feb 25, 2021

Archaeologists Alessandro Launaro, Senior Lecturer, and Ninetta Leone, Research Associate, have been working as members of the Cambridge MACH group to develop mathematical approaches to the classification of Roman pottery, part of the “Unveiling the Invisible” project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of John Easterling

Feb 23, 2021

A Fellow of Trinity from 1958, and Secretary of Trinity College Council for very many years, John was a University Assistant Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) before he was appointed to the Office of University Draftsman at the Old Schools. John died on 23 February after a long illness.

Facilitating school visits and learning Latin with MoCA

Feb 23, 2021

Justyna Ladosz, Education and Outreach Coordinator in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, explains how she continues to facilitate lessons for school groups whilst the Museum remains closed, and how the Faculty’s students continue to deliver the Learn Latin with MoCA project.

Rebecca Flemming has been appointed a Joukowsky Lecturer

Feb 23, 2021

Dr Rebecca Flemming, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow of Jesus College, has been appointed as a Joukowsky Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) for 2020-21. Rebecca also recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discussing the Justinianic Plague.

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