About this Fellow
Christopher Pelling was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford University from 2003-2015. Before that he was McConnell Laing Fellow and Praelector in Classics (1975-2003) at University College Oxford, where he is now an Honorary Fellow. He has also held visiting professorships at Utah State University, Washington and Lee University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has been President of the International Plutarch Society and President of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. He has written extensively on Greek and Roman historiography and biography, Greek tragedy, and Roman History. In 2014 he was appointed by Michael Gove to lead a DfE initiative to promote the teaching of Latin in state schools.
- Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek, University of Oxford
- Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek, Christ Church University of Oxford, 2016
Roman history and Latin literature of the Republic and early Principate, with a special interest in time, religion, and institutions of literary culture
The study of ancient Greek literature and culture, and its reception, especially in the nineteenth century