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Read more at: Archaeology Book of the Year Award

Archaeology Book of the Year Award

20 December 2017

Details of how to vote are now available online.


Read more at: 2018 Ancient World Video Competition

2018 Ancient World Video Competition

15 December 2017

Cambridge Classics' 2018 Ancient World Video Competition is now open for entries.


Read more at: The Cambridge Greek Play 2019

The Cambridge Greek Play 2019

13 December 2017

The Cambridge Greek Play for 2019 has been announced.


Read more at: Local schools are inspired by Ovid
Local schools are inspired by Ovid

Local schools are inspired by Ovid

8 December 2017

A celebratory event for students who produced creative responses to tales from Ovid.


Read more at: Applications invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2018

Applications invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2018

16 November 2017

We are keen to support high quality applications that intersect with research already being undertaken or developed in the Classics Faculty.


Read more at: Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation

Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation

8 November 2017

A 2,000-year-old intact and inscribed sundial has been recovered by students of the Faculty of Classics...


Read more at: Kenyon Medal awarded to Joyce Reynolds

Kenyon Medal awarded to Joyce Reynolds

28 September 2017

The Kenyon Medal in 2017 has been awarded to Joyce Reynolds FBA for her lifetime's contribution to the research and study of Roman epigraphy.


Read more at: Postgraduate Open Day Saturday 18 November 2017

Postgraduate Open Day Saturday 18 November 2017

22 September 2017

Details of the 2017 Faculty of Classics Postgraduate Open Day are now available online:


Read more at: Major archaeological discovery near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece

Major archaeological discovery near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece

12 September 2017

The Times newspaper reports on excavations this summer at Prosilio near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece, conducted by the Ministry of Culture & Sports of Greece/Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia and of the British School at Athens/University of Cambridge


Read more at: Intact Mycenaean burial discovered

Intact Mycenaean burial discovered

5 September 2017

A team jointly led by Dr Yannis Galanakis of the Faculty of Classics has discovered and excavated a monumental Mycenaean rock-cut chamber tomb, complete with intact grave goods, in central Greece.


Latest news

Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’ discovery rewrites history of poetry and song

8 September 2021

New research into a little-known text written in ancient Greek shows that ‘stressed poetry’, the ancestor of all modern poetry and song, was already in use in the 2 nd Century CE, 300 years earlier than previously thought.

Roman York beneath the streets: Research Associate

17 August 2021

The Faculty invites applications for a Research Associate on the new AHRC funded Roman York beneath the streets project. The closing date is Monday 20 September 2021. See here for more details .

Open letter on anti-racism: a response from the Faculty Board of Classics

16 July 2021

The response to the Open Letter on anti-racism, together with an action plan outlining the Faculty’s strategy, is now available online. Read here for more details

Martin Millett elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London

7 July 2021

Professor Martin Millett FBA, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, has been elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2021-24). Founded in 1707, the Society of Antiquaries of London is an educational charity that promotes the understanding of the human past and...