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date: 27 January 2023

Whitmarsh, Prof. Timothy John Guy free

Whitmarsh, Prof. Timothy John Guy free

PhD; FBA 2020

Born Chelmsford 23 Jan. 1970; s of Guy Whitmarsh and Judy Whitmarsh; one s one d

A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, University of Cambridge, since 2014; Fellow, St John’s College, Cambridge, since 2014 (Vice-Master, 2019–20)


Ashford Carbonell Primary Sch.; Moor Park Sch.; Malvern Coll.; King’s Coll., Cambridge (BA Classics 1992; MPhil Classics 1994); St John’s Coll., Cambridge (PhD Classics 1998)


Jun. Res. Fellow, 1997–99, Fellow and Coll. Lectr, 1999–2001, St John’s Coll., Cambridge; Newton Trust Lectr, Univ. of Cambridge, 1999–2001; University of Exeter: Lectr in Classics, 2001–03; Reader in Greek Lit., 2003–06; Prof. of Ancient Literatures, 2006–07; University of Oxford: Lectr in Greek Lang. and Lit., 2007–11; Prof. of Ancient Literatures, 2011–14; Fellow, Tutor and E. P. Warren Praelector, Corpus Christi Coll., 2007–14; Hon. Mem., Corpus Christi Centre for Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity, 2014–. Vis. Lectr, Univ. of Chicago, 2014–15; Res. Associate, Univ. of Pretoria, 2015–20. Gen. Ed., Oxford Classical Dictionary, 5th edn, 2018–


Greek Literature and the Roman Empire: the politics of imitation, 2001; (trans.) Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon, 2001; Ancient Greek Literature, 2004; The Second Sophistic, 2005; (ed with Jason König) Ordering Knowledge in the Roman Empire, 2007; (ed) The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel, 2008; (ed jtly) Galen and the World of Knowledge, 2009; (ed) Local Knowledge and Microidentities in the Roman Greek World, 2010; Narrative and Identity in the Ancient Greek Novel: returning romance, 2011; Beyond the Second Sophistic: adventures in Greek postclassicism, 2013; (ed with Stuart Thomson) The Romance between Greece and the East, 2013; Battling the Gods: atheism in the ancient world, 2015; Dirty Love: the genealogy of the ancient Greek novel, 2018; (ed) Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon, Books I–II, 2020


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