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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

Classical Archaeology Seminar

Feb 18, 2020

1.04

Twilight at the Museums: The Secrets Of The Statues

Feb 19, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

Philology and Linguistics

Feb 19, 2020

1.11

Literature Seminar

Feb 19, 2020

G.21

Philosophy Seminar

Feb 20, 2020

1.11

Upcoming events

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Roger Dawe

Feb 17, 2020

It is with sadness that we report the death of Roger Dawe, former University Lecturer in Classics and Fellow of Trinity since 1963. Roger was a memorable lecturer and a scholar of strong, often unorthodox, opinions, who made major contributions to the study of the text and transmission of the tragedies of Aeschylus and Sophocles.

The Corbett Lecture 2019: Rescheduled to Saturday 22nd February

Feb 12, 2020

Due to strike action in Michaelmas Term and proposed strike action in Lent Term The Corbett Lecture will now take place on Saturday 22nd February, 5pm in G.19 Faculty of Classics

Coronavirus guidance

Feb 06, 2020

A link to the College and University guidance on the Coronavirus is available here

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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