Department of Greek & Latin


Simon Hornblower FBA

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Honorary Research Fellow

Email: s.hornblower@ucl.ac.uk or simon.hornblower@all-souls.ox.ac.uk

From 1997-2010 I taught in the Greek and Latin Department of UCL before returning to Oxford as a research professor at All Souls until retirement in 2016. I now live and work in London again. My first book was Mausolus (1982). For many years I wrote on Thucydides (Thucydides, 1987; Commentary on Thucydides, 3 vols., 1991-2008; Thucydides and Pindar, 2004; Thucydidean Themes, 2012). A fourth edition of my textbook The Greek World 479-323 BC was published in 2011. In 2007 I co-edited Pindar's Poetry, Patrons, and Festivals, and in 2000 Greek Personal Names: their Value as Evidence. I co-edited the 3rd (1996) and 4th (2012) editions of the Oxford Classical Dictionary. In 2013, I published an edition of and commentary on Herodotus book 5 in the ‘green-and-yellow’ series (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics), and in 2017 I co-authored book 6 in the same series. My Lykophron’s Alexandra: Greek Text, Translation, Commentary and Introduction appeared in 2015 (pb. 2017), and a follow-up monograph, Lykophron’s Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World in 2018. In 2018 I co-edited The Returning Hero: Nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement. I am editing the metrical texts (funerary epigrams) for the AHRC-funded Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions project. Finally, I have co-authored a ‘green-and-yellow’ of Livy book 22 (forthcoming 2020).