Dr Emily Kneebone


Affiliated College Lecturer and Director of Studies

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College Jobs

  • Affiliated College Lecturer, Classics
  • Director of Studies, Classics (Prelims, Parts IA & 1B)
  • Assistant Undergraduate Tutor

University Jobs

  • Co-Investigator, AHRC Research Project ‘Greek Epic of the Roman Empire: A Cultural History’ (Faculty of Classics)


Email: esk23@cam.ac.uk

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After completing my PhD at Newnham, I was Schulman Research Fellow in Classics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, then spent a year as Lecturer in Greek Language and Literature at the University of Edinburgh. I returned to Cambridge in 2014 as Co-Investigator of the AHRC Research Project ‘Greek Epic of the Roman Empire: A Cultural History’, a project that analyses the large and challenging corpus of Greek epic poetry produced between the 1st and 6th centuries CE.

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in Greek (narrative and didactic) epic poetry and the Greek literature and culture of the Roman Empire. I have written articles on Greek poetry and prose of the Roman imperial period, and am currently completing a monograph on Oppian’s Halieutica, a fascinating second-century CE Greek didactic epic on fish and their wiles.