Professor Michael Reeve FBA


Elected 1984

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

King Edward's School Birmingham 1953-60; Domus Scholar, Balliol College Oxford, 1960-64 (Craven, Hertford, Ireland, and Derby Scholarships, Gaisford Prize for Greek Verse); Senior Scholar, Merton College Oxford, 1965-6; Gasthörer, Freie Universität Berlin, 1965-6; fellow and tutor, Exeter College Oxford, 1966-84 (emeritus fellow 1984-); Kennedy Professor of Latin, Cambridge, 1984-2006, and Director of Research, Faculty of Classics, 2006-7; fellow, Pembroke College Cambridge, 1984-; visiting professor Hamburg 1976, McMaster 1979, Toronto 1982-3; F. B. A. 1984; corresponding member, Akademie der Wissenschaften Gättingen, 1990-, and Istituto Lombardo, Milan, 1993-; Accademico, Biblioteca Ambrosiana Milan, 2014-. Premio Capitolino, Rome, 1991; Corresponding member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei 2017-. Sandars Reader in Bibliography, Cambridge, 2012. Chairman, Advisory Council, Warburg Institute, 2008-13. Editor, Classical Quarterly, 1981-6; editor, Cambridge Classical Studies, 1984-2007; editor in chief, Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, 1984-; on editorial board of Materiali e discussioni 1992-, Revue d'Histoire des Textes 1994-.

Main field: transmission of classical Latin texts, currently Pliny's natural history. Full bibliography to 2015 in R. Hunter & S. P. Oakley (ed.), Latin literature and its transmission (Cambridge 2016), 323-38; bibliography on studies of transmission in Manuscripts and methods (Rome 2011) xiii-xvii. 

Current post

University of Cambridge Emeritus Kennedy Professor of Latin

2006 -

Past appointments

University of Cambridge Director of Research, Faculty of Classics

2008 -

University of Cambridge Kennedy Professor of Latin

1984 - 2006

Exeter College University of Oxford Tutorial Fellow

1966 - 1984

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