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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

Dr John Patterson    

COUNCIL

Dr Hannah Willey (Meetings Secretary)

Dr John Patterson (Programme Secretary)

Dr Myrto Hatzimichali (Treasurer)

Professor James Clackson

Dr Rebecca Flemming          

Dr Alessandro Launaro

Dr 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

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