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Linguistics Seminar


The Linguistics Research Seminar as well as the Mycenaean Seminars will take place on Wednesdays between 16:30 and 18:00 in room 1.11.  


Indo-European Seminar: The Greek Verb and beyond


10 October

Introductory session for the term’s reading seminar on A. Willi Origins of the Greek Verb (Cambridge 2017, available on Cambridge Core).


24 October    

Marina Benedetti (Siena)

Double accusatives in Ancient Greek: διδάσκω between traditional and modern approaches.


7 November

Roland Pooth (Ghent)

PIE alignment change and the emergence of the thematic conjugation: Two sides of the same diachronic coin?


21 November

Klaas Bentein (Ghent)

The decline of infinitival complementation in Ancient Greek. A reconsideration.


Mycenaean Seminar


14 November   

Dr Philippa Steele

Influences on the use of clay tablets: a view from LBA Cyprus.


28 November   

Ester Salgarella

Drawing Lines: The Palaeography of Linear A/B.



Meetings are at 16:30, tea and cakes from 16:00 unless indicated. Meetings will be held in Room G.21, Faculty of Classics.


25 October

Professor Richard Janko (Michigan)

A freethinker on the mysteries: Philology, philosophy and religion in the Derveni papyrus.


15 November - Room 1.02, Faculty of Classics

Professor Jaś Elsner (Oxford)

The invention of Late Antiquity: between politics and religion in the forms of Late Roman art.


29 November - Seminar Room 3, Cripps Court, Magdalene College

Professor Victoria Rimell (Warwick)

The intimacy of wounding in Seneca's Consolatio ad Helviam.



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Gildersleeve Prize 2017

Oct 11, 2018

The Faculty is delighted to report that the Gildersleeve Prize in 2017 has been presented to Dr Max Leventhal.

Second CREWS Conference: Call for Papers

Jun 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce the second CREWS conference, to take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th of March 2019. ‘Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems’ aims to look at writing systems’ place in society and culture.

The Cambridge Philological Society Prize 2019 and 2020

Jun 27, 2018

The Cambridge Philological Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a prize for the best submitted article by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

Research Associate (Assistant Editor, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World)

Jun 22, 2018

Details of how to apply for this one year fixed term post are now available online, Closing date 23 July 2018.

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