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Faculty of Classics



  • 2018–present: PhD in Classics, King’s College, Cambridge
  • 2017–18: MPhil in Classics, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
  • 2015–17: Laurea magistrale (MA) in Classical Philology, University of Bologna (Italy) 
  • 2012–15: Laurea (BA) in Humanities, Classics curriculum, “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy)

My PhD thesis investigates the development of democratic constitutions in the Peloponnese down to c.200 BCE and aims to assess the presence and impact of demokratia in the political history of the region. In Bologna and (particularly) during my Cambridge MPhil I worked extensively on the constitutional history of archaic and early classical Argos, particularly with respect to the question of the origins of Argive democracy; I am now broadening my view to include other major case studies such as Elis, Arcadia and the Achaean League. 


Besides the main topic of my current research, I am more generally interested in the political and constitutional history of ancient Greece, factionalism and reconciliation within poleis, inter-polis relations, historiography and local histories, and all the sorts of problems that arise when people (whether ancient or modern) try to make sense of the past and write it down. 


Key publications: 

‘Politics and Landscape in the Argive Plain after the Battle of Sepeia’, Journal of Hellenic Studies (forthcoming 2021) 

Decreto ateniese su Salamina’, Axon 4(1), 7–30.

Conference Papers and Presentations

7–10 January 2021: ‘Eleian Zeus: political change in the fifth-century Eleian coinage’, SCS/AIA Joint Annual Meeting, Chicago (USA)

18 June 2020: ‘Synoikisms, tradition and reality: the cases of Elis and Mantinea’, British School at Athens (Greece)

1–3 July 2019: ‘The vocabulary of citizenship in fifth-century Greek historiography: a linguistic approach’, Citizenship in classical antiquity: current perspectives and challenges, University College London (UK)

16 March 2019: ‘Looking back in anger: Argos, Athens, and Persia in the fifth century BCE’. Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient History, University of Cambridge (UK) 

15 November 2018: ‘La questione etnica nella democrazia argiva: un problema metodologico’. Ricerche a confronto XIII, University of Bologna (Italy)

22–23 June 2017: ‘“King-Tyrant” Pheidon and the creation of Argive identity against Sparta in the fifth century BCE’. Gender and Identities in Peloponnesian Antiquity, University of Nottingham (UK) 

Supervisor: Professor Robin Osborne
College: King’s
Thesis title (preliminary): Democracy in the Peloponnese, c.550–146 BCE
 Stefano  Frullini
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Latest news

The Faculty invites applications for a two-year Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature)

19 April 2021

The Faculty invites applications for a two-year Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature) from 1st September 2021. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th May 2021 . Applications from those currently completing PhDs in any area of Greek literature, as well as from post-doctoral scholars will be welcomed. Further...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

13 April 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

24 February 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.