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Professor E Peter Dronke FBA


Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Medieval Latin Literature, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge, 2001
  • Professor of Medieval Latin Literature, University of Cambridge, 1989 - 2001
  • Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, 1964 - 2001


The Spell of Calcidus (2008)

Forms and Imaginings (2007)

Imagination in the late pagan and Early Christian world (2003)

Sources of Inspiration (1997)

Hildegard of Bingen, Liber divinorum operum (1996)

Nine Medieval Latin Plays (1994)

Verse with Prose: From Petronius to Dante (1994)

Intellectuals and Poets in medieval Europe (1992)

Latin and vernacular poets of the Middle Ages (1991)

Dante and medieval Latin traditions (1986)

The Medieval Poet and his World (1984)

Women Writers of the Middle Ages (1984)

Medieval Latin and the rise of European love-lyric (2 vols) (1965-6)

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Jeremy Lawrance

The medieval & Renaissance literature & history of Spain from 1200 to 1700, with special interests in literacy, libraries & the history of ideas; humanism; imperialism

Professor Joachim Whaley

The Holy Roman Empire in its European context from the fifteenth century to 1806; the legacy of the Holy Roman Empire in German-speaking central Europe from 1806 to the present

Professor Simon Franklin

History and culture of Russia & Eastern Europe, Medieval & Early Modern; cultural and social history of information technologies

Professor Michael Allen

Renaissance philosophy, particularly the Platonism of Marsilio Ficino & Pica della Mirandola; Renaissance poetry, magic, mythology, iconography & hermeneutics; Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare.