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Professor Tim Whitmarsh

T Whitmarsh

Vice-Master, Supervisor in Classics, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, Director of Studies for Prelims/Part IA/Part IB in Classics
Research interestsTim Whitmarsh is the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow and Vice-Master of St John’s College. A specialist in the literature, culture and religion of ancient Greece, he is the author of 9 books, including Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World (Knopf 2015) and Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel (Oxford University Press 2018). He also edits the Oxford Classical Dictionary. He has written over 80 academic articles, lectured on every inhabited continent, and contributed frequently to newspapers such as The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books, as well as to BBC radio and TV.