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UK Fellow, Classical Antiquity, elected in 1986

Professor Jasper Griffin FBA

About this Fellow

Classics and Ancient History

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Appointments

Current post

  • Professor Emeritus of Classical Literature, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Classical Literature and Public Orator, University of Oxford, 1992
  • Professor Emeritus of Classical Literature; University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford, 2006
  • Professor Emeritus of Classical Literature; University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford, 2006
  • Fellow, Balliol College University of Oxford, 1961

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 1990 - 1993

Publications

Homer on life and death 1980

Latin poetry and Roman life 1985

The mirror of myth 1987

Other Classical Antiquity Fellows

Professor Richard Hunter

Greek and Latin literature, particularly of the Hellenistic and imperial periods, and the ancient reception and criticism of classical texts

Professor Eleanor Dickey

Greek and Latin languages and literature; ancient scholarship; ancient bilingualism and second-language learning; politeness and forms of address in Latin and Greek; sociolinguistics of ancient languages

Professor Simon Swain

Culture and history of the Greek world under Rome; History of Medicine in antiquity and the middle ages; the legacy of Greek thought in medieval Islam

Professor Robert Fowler

Greek historiography and mythography; Greek epic poetry; Greek lyric poetry; History of Classical Scholarship