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Peter is the Mary and Moses Finley Fellow at Darwin College. For Lent and Easter 2024, he is the Acting Director of Studies at Magdalene and Lucy Cavendish Colleges. He received his BA, MPhil and PhD in Classics at Cambridge.

Peter is currently finishing a book project, based on his doctoral research, on the development of Greco-Roman historiography from Herodotus and historiography’s origins in the 5th century BCE to the Late-Antique historian Ammianus Marcellinus in the 4th century CE. He is interested in how the genre of historiography changed during this 800-year time period, and why it changed. A central question of his research is: to what extent was the form of historical narratives shaped by historical events themselves? By identifying slow-moving patterns of historiographical change over time, an aim of his research is to write a ‘longue durée’ history of historiography. His next project examines causation within Greek and Roman historiography.

Most recently, Peter was the Dan David Fellow at Tel Aviv University. Before that, he was a Visiting Lecturer in Greek History at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

Mary and Moses Finley Fellow, Darwin College
Acting Director of Studies at Magdalene and Lucy Cavendish Colleges
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VIEWS project Visiting Fellowships

20 May 2024

We invite applications for two funded VIEWS project Visiting Fellowships, with a deadline of 30th June 2024. For further details please follow this link.

Dr Richard Duncan-Jones FBA 1937-2024

19 May 2024

The Faculty is saddened by news of the death of Dr Richard Duncan-Jones FBA FSA. He had been a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College since 1963 where he was a college lecture in Classics and Director of Studies for many years.

Language Teaching Associate

17 May 2024

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Fixed Term Teaching Associate from 01 September 2024 until 31 August 2026 (0.6 FTE). The teaching will principally involve intensive reading classes in Greek and Latin for students without A level qualification or equivalent at entry. For more details see here. CLOSING DATE...

New appointment in Latin literature

15 May 2024

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Elena Giusti as a new Assistant Professor of Latin literature. She will join the Faculty in the new academic year. Elena will be joining from the University of Warwick, where she is currently Associate Professor of Latin . She works broadly on Roman literature and...