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UK Fellow, Classical Antiquity, elected in 1977

Professor Peter Parsons FBA

About this Fellow

Classics and Ancient History



Current post

  • Regius Professor of Greek Emeritus, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in Papyrology, University of Oxford, 1960 - 1989
  • Regius Professor of Greek, University of Oxford, 1989


The Oxyrhynchus papyri, vol XLII 1973

Supplementum Hellenisticum 1983

City of the Sharp-nosed Fish 2007

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Professor Christopher Pelling

Greek and Latin historiography and biography, especially the literary criticism of prose texts, in particular Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, and Tacitus

Professor Michael Silk

Ancient Greek poetry and drama; the classical tradition, especially in English poetry and German thought; Nietzsche; poetics and poetic language; theories of literature

Professor Terence Irwin

Ancient Philosophy, especially Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism. Kant. Moral philosophy, especially its history