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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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Cambridge Classical Studies Series & Gold Open Access

Jul 01, 2020

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to have reached an agreement with Cambridge University Press by which, for the next three years, five volumes a year in the Cambridge Classical Studies Series (monographs on Classical topics written by academics working in or recently trained in Cambridge) will be published Gold Open Access without charge to the author or the Faculty. This is a significant initiative, designed to maximise the impact of the excellent Classical research being done in Cambridge.

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Mapping Falerii Novi, Italy

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Teaching Associate in Classics

Jun 05, 2020

Details of how to apply for this part time fixed term teaching post are now avilable online. Deadline Monday 6th July 2020.

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