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Cambridge has a proud history of Greek studies: it has seen a succession of brilliant Hellenists over the ages: luminaries such as Richard Bentley, Richard Porson, Jane Harrison and A. E. Housman.

In the 21st century the Faculty of Classics has been top-ranked for research in the UK.

Studies of Modern Greek are flourishing too. Each year with more than 20 students are taught by two dedicated associate lecturers. At the research level, Cambridge is known for its pioneering work in Modern Greek linguistics. Greek is also researched in the Faculty of Divinity, another stellar department. 

This section is a compendium of Greek-related research projects across Cambridge University, showing a brief description of each projects and links pointing to further information.

Read more at: Lewis-Gibson Visiting Fellowships

Lewis-Gibson Visiting Fellowships

The Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies offers three postdoctoral Visiting Fellowships each academic year. Each Visiting Fellow is appointed for one academic term and includes financial support and other benefits.

Read more at: The Mycenaean Epigraphy Group

The Mycenaean Epigraphy Group

Dedicated to the study of Linear B, a script used in Bronze Age Crete and Greece (c.1400-1200 B.C.E.) to write Mycenaean, an early form of Greek.

Read more at: Greek Epic of the Roman Empire: A Cultural History

Greek Epic of the Roman Empire: A Cultural History

The first systematic analysis, in cultural terms, of the large corpus of Greek epic poetry composed between the 1st and the 6th centuries CE.

Read more at: Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS)

Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS)

An innovative approach to the history of writing, developing new methodologies for studying writing systems and their social context

Read more at: The Romeyka Project

The Romeyka Project

Documenting and analysing the synchrony and diachrony of an ancient, endangered Greek dialect spoken only in parts of Anatolia.

Read more at: The Cambridge Greek Lexicon

The Cambridge Greek Lexicon

Based on 20 years of comprehensive re-examination of source material and including detailed information on meaning, context and style. Published 22nd April 2021.

Read more at: Greek & Romance in Southern Italy
Cambridge University - Greek & Romance in southern Italy - Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies

Greek & Romance in Southern Italy

An investigation into the impacts of cultural interaction on language development and variation.

Latest Posts

Ancient Greek Science at the Science Museum in London

18 November 2021

A new free exhibition at the Science Museum explores how the ancient Greeks questioned, contemplated and debated the natural world.

CCGS Director receives Professorship

12 November 2021

CCGS Director Ioanna Sitaridou has been appointed Professor of Spanish and Historical Linguistics

The British School at Athens to hold "landmark" workshop - “The Greek language after Antiquity: recent research and future directions in historical linguistics”

28 October 2021

The two-day workshop centres on the achievements to date of five major projects in the history of the Greek language