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Simon Goldhill

Professor Simon Goldhill

Professor of Greek Literature and Culture


Office Phone: 01223 331257 / 335169


Professor of Greek Literature and Culture

Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King's College

Areas of expertise

Greek and Latin Literature (A):

Interdisciplinary Studies (X):

Research Interests

Greek Tragedy; Greek Culture; Literary Theory; Later Greek Literature; Reception.

Research Supervision

Recent topics supervised include: Deception in Greek Culture; Athens in Paris; Homer's People; Dissent in Greek Literature; 2nd Sophistic Greek; Epiphany in Homer; Tragedy and Suicide; Classics in the 19th Century.

Key Publications

Language Sexuality Narrative: the Oresteia
Reading Greek Tragedy
The Poet's Voice
Foucault's Virginity
Being Greek Under Rome
Who Needs Greek?
The Invention of Prose
Art and Text in Greek Culture
Rethinking Revolutions
Performance Culture in Ancient Athens
(co ed)
The Temple of Jerusalem
Love Sex and Tragedy
How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today
Jerusalem: City of Longing
The End of Dialogue in Antiquity?
Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy
Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity

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