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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.

Upcoming events

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Apr 25, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

May 16, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Jun 06, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference (in honour of P. Millett)

Jul 09, 2020

Faculty of Classics and Downing College, Cambridge

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New Collection Videos

Mar 31, 2020

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is pleased to announce the first in a series of short videos on objects in the collection, featuring the Faculty's own Prof Caroline Vout.

Building Closure

Mar 20, 2020

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Feb 06, 2020

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CREWS: Visiting Fellowship focused on the study of ancient writing systems

Jan 22, 2020

Details of how to apply for this Visiting Fellowship are now available online. The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Monday, 17th February 2020

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