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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 six 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, 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 2023-4

PRESIDENT

Prof. Torsten Meissner    

Members of Council

Dr Peter Martin (Meetings Secretary)
Dr Helen Van Noorden (Programme Scretary)
Prof. Christopher Whitton (Treasurer)
Ms Lyn Bailey
Prof. James Clackson
Dr Henry Spelman

Editors of the Cambridge Classical Journal

Dr Myrto Hatzimichali 
Dr Lea Niccolai
Prof. Lucia Prauscello

Editor, CCJ Supplements

Dr Henry Spelman

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

Election of two new Professors in the Faculty of Classics

27 March 2024

The Faculty is delighted to announce the election of Professor Josephine (Jo) Crawley Quinn to the Professorship of Ancient History and Professor Serafina Cuomo to the A. G. Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture . Jo will join the Faculty on 1 January 2025 and will be the first woman to hold the Professorship of Ancient...

Craven Seminar 2024

26 March 2024

The programme for the Craven Seminar 2024, ‘Interface Interpretation: exegesis as encounter in Greco-Roman literature’ , is now available online . This will be an in-person event. Please click here to register.

Classical Equalities Lecture 25 April 2024 at 17.00 in G19

4 March 2024

Jane Draycott will be giving this year’s Classical Equalities lecture, on ‘ Prostheses in Classical Antiquity: Everything You Never Knew You Wanted To Know’. Jane Draycott is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Glasgow. Her research investigates science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world. She has...

Soundmarks Project

12 February 2024

Soundmarks, an art/archaeology collaboration between Rose Ferraby, Cambridge Archaeologist, and Rob St John using sound and visual art launches at DIG in York. In 2019 the pair created work exploring and animating the sub-surface landscape of Aldborough Roman Town in North Yorkshire, UK. Soundmarks Aldborough was re-shown...