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Faculty of Classics

 

Biography

I read BA History (I*) at Peterhouse, Cambridge, from 2013-2016, focusing mainly on early modern and late antique history.  I then studied for the MPhil in Medieval History, examining the intersection of wealth, religion and power in the Libri Pontificales of 7-9th century Rome and Ravenna.  My doctoral research investigates how ideas of the city and of citizenship affected the political thought and religious culture of the 4th century Greek East.  More broadly, I'm interested in Christianity, politics & political institutions, political philosophy, and culture and society more generally in the 'Long Middle Ages', both in Europe and further afield.

Research

Christianity, Politics, Political Thought, Patristics, Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Middle Ages, Historiography

Publications

Key publications: 

'Local and Universal Citizenship in Works of the Cappadocian Fathers', Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 32.1 (2019), 34-53 (https://doi.org/10.1080/09503110.2019.1682855)

 

Department: Ancient History
Supervisor: Professor Christopher Kelly
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis: Civic Patriotic Political Language in Basil of Caesarea, Julian the Apostate and Gregory Nazianzen
 Thomas  Langley
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Latest news

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...

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...

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.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

24 February 2021

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