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Professor Malcolm Schofield FBA

About this Fellow

Classics and Ancient History



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of the Classics, Cornell University, 1967 - 1969
  • Dyson Research Fellow in Greek Culture, Balliol College University of Oxford, 1970 - 1972
  • Lecturer in Classics, Reader, Professor of Ancient Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 1972 - 1970
  • Professor of Ancient Philosophy, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, 1999 - 1970

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2010 - 2013


Plato: political philosophy 2006


The Presocratic philosophers 2nd ed 1983


The Stoic idea of the city 1991


The Cambridge history of Greek and Roman political thought 2000


Other Classical Antiquity Fellows

Professor William Harris

Greek & Roman history, with special interests in Italy, the rise of the Roman Empire, literacy, & topics that verge on other disciplines, especially psychology, economics & environmental sciences

Professor Judith Lieu

The New Testament, in particular the Johannine literature; early Christianity, its literature and thought, in the Graeco-Roman and Jewish first- and second-century contexts

Professor Gillian Clark

The social & intellectual history of late antiquity, & early Christian (patristic) studies, in the Mediterranean world of the third to the seventh century