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Dr Armand J. D'Angour
MA Oxf, PhD Lond


Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature, Faculty of Classics
Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Jesus College


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Dr Armand J. D'Angour


Dr D'Angour studied piano and cello at the Royal College of Music (1976-9) before reading Literae Humaniores at Merton College, Oxford. After pursuing careers first in music and then in business, he obtained his PhD in Classics from University College London in 1998. In 2013-15 he will be pursuing research into ancient Greek music, supported by a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.

Research Keywords:

Greek and Latin Literature; Greek social and cultural history; metre, music, and versification

Research Interests:

Dr D’Angour has published articles and chapters on classical subjects ranging from ancient Greek music to the poetry of Horace, and compositions in Greek and Latin verse. His book The Greeks and the New: Novelty in ancient Greek imagination and experience was published by CUP in 2011. In 2004 his Pindaric Ode to Athens was recited at the Olympic Games, and an Ode commissioned by the Mayor of London was presented at the London Olympics 2012.

Full Publications:

Click here for a downloadable pdf of full publications:  AD_Publications-Feb-2014.pdf

Selected Publications:

'Plato and Play: Taking education seriously in ancient Greece', American Journal of Play, Vol: 5 no.3, (2013), 293-307.

'Horace's Victory Odes', in Receiving the Komos: Ancient and modern receptions of the Victory Ode, P. Agocs, C. Carey, and R. Rawles (eds.), (London 2012), 57-72.

'Music and movement in the dithyramb', in Dithyramb in Context, Barbara Kowalzig and Peter Wilson (eds.), (Oxford 2012), 198-210.

Love's Battlefield: rethinking Sappho fragment 31, in Eros in Ancient Greece, E. Sanders, C. Thumiger, C. Carey and N. Lowe (eds.), (Oxford 2012), 59-72.

'Pindar at the Olympics; the Limits of Revivalism', in Thinking the Olympics, Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson (eds.), (London 2011), 190-203.