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Professor Simon Goldhill

Professor Simon Goldhill

Professor of Greek Literature and Culture

Fellow, King's College

King's College
Cambridge
CB2 1ST

Office Phone: 01223 331257 / 335169

Research Interests

Greek Tragedy; Greek Culture; Literary Theory; Later Greek Literature; Reception.

Research Supervision

Recent topics supervised include: Deception in Greek Culture; Athens in Paris; Homer's People; Dissent in Greek Literature; 2nd Sophistic Greek; Epiphany in Homer; Tragedy and Suicide; Classics in the 19th Century.

Key Publications

Language Sexuality Narrative: the Oresteia
Reading Greek Tragedy
The Poet's Voice
Foucault's Virginity
Being Greek Under Rome
(ed)
Who Needs Greek?
The Invention of Prose
Art and Text in Greek Culture
(co-ed)
Rethinking Revolutions
(co-ed)
Performance Culture in Ancient Athens
(co ed)
The Temple of Jerusalem
Love Sex and Tragedy
How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today
Jerusalem: City of Longing
The End of Dialogue in Antiquity?
(ed)
Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy
Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity

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Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

Mar 02, 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.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

Mar 01, 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.

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.

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