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Faculty of Classics

 

The Cambridge Philological Society was founded in 1872. Its objects are the furtherance of classical studies in general, and in particular the discussion and publication of critical researches into the languages, literature and civilization of Greece and Rome. Any person interested in the ancient world is eligible for membership, and any library is eligible to become an institutional subscriber.

The Society meets to hear papers around eight times per year.

In addition it is responsible for two publications. Cambridge Classical Journal (formerly Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society) is an annual scholarly journal, now published by Cambridge University Press as part of Cambridge Journals Online. Members may choose to receive the journal in hard copy or in electronic form, and all members and subscribing institutions have electronic access to a full archive of the journal. Supplements to CCJ is a series of occasional monographs: a full list is here.

OFFICERS OF THE CAMBRIDGE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY 2021-2022

PRESIDENT

Prof. Torsten Meissner    

COUNCIL

Dr Hannah Willey (Meetings Secretary)

Dr John Patterson (Programme Secretary)

Dr Myrto Hatzimichali (Treasurer)

Prof. James Clackson

Dr Alessandro Launaro

Dr Henry Spelman

Prof. Christopher Whitton

 

EDITORS OF THE PROCEEDINGS

Dr Rebecca Flemming (University of Exeter)
Dr Myrto Hatzimichali
Prof. Lucia Prauscello (University of Oxford)

Postal Address:

Cambridge Philological Society
Classical Faculty Library
Sidgwick Avenue 
Cambridge 
CB3 9DA 
UK 

Email:  philological@classics.cam.ac.uk

All correspondence for the Society should be addressed to the Treasurer at the Faculty of Classics

Latest news

Regius Professorship of Greek

16 January 2023

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Tim Whitmarsh FBA has been elected Regius Professor of Greek from 1 April 2023. He is currently the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the University. Looking ahead to his new role, Professor Whitmarsh commented: ’I am thrilled and honoured to be taking up this...

Mary Beard receives THE Outstanding Achievement Award

18 November 2022

Professor Mary Beard received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards . The citation hailed how she had “broken through the ivory tower’s walls and brought her unique enthusiasm for her subject – and crucially, what it can teach us about contemporary life and politics – to the world”...

University Assistant Professorship in Classics

15 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023. The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome...

Brian Leech Memorial Fund

10 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.