Professor

Simon D. Goldhill

University of Cambridge
Classicist; Educator
Area
Humanities and Arts
Specialty
Literature and Language Studies
Member Since
2009
International Honorary Member
John Harvard Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Greek Literature and Culture; Fellow, University of Cambridge. Director, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). Modern interpreter of Greek literature, spanning the field from Homer to late antiquity and beyond to the classical tradition and its reception. Leader in the application of modern literary criticism to ancient texts, authored or edited more than a dozen books over the last twenty-five years. Recent prize-winning publications include Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy (2012, Robert Lowry Patten Award) and The Temple of Jerusalem (Wonders of the World) (2011 Indepdndent Publisher's Gold Medal)

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