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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
Dr Myrto Hatzimichali
Prof. Lucia Prauscello

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

John Donaldson

27 September 2022

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is very sad to report the death on 21 September 2022 of its former Assistant Curator, John Donaldson. John worked in the Museum from 1988 until his retirement in in March 2013. Indeed, the Museum looks the way it does in large part because of John, who was as happy painting bases as he...

Joyce Reynolds FBA (1918–2022)

12 September 2022

The Faculty of Classics is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Joyce Reynolds FBA. She was Reader Emerita in Roman Historical Epigraphy, Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, where she was Director of Studies in Classics from 1951 to 1979. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the...

BBC Radio 4 - Reflections on Majesty, Mary Beard

12 September 2022

Mary Beard is one of ten writers and scholars invited by the BBC to reflect on their experience of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Follow the link below to listen: Listen here

Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS) awarded ERC grant

16 March 2022

Philippa Steele, Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, has been awarded a grant of 2 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the visual properties of pre-modern writing. The five-year project, Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS), will...