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Prof Philomen Probert
MA DPhil Oxf


Fellow, Wolfson College
Professor of Classical Philology and Linguistics, Faculty of Classics / Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics


Wolfson College

Tel No: (01865) 270765

Research Keywords:

Greek, Latin, and Anatolian languages and literatures; history of linguistics; Greek and Latin grammarians; Indo-European historical and comparative linguistics; linguistic theory; historical prosody; diachronic syntax.

Research Interests:

Philomen is interested in ancient Greek, Latin, Anatolian and Indo-European linguistics, and in the Graeco-Roman grammatical tradition. She has written on the prehistory of the Greek accentuation system, its contribution to historical linguistics and phonological theory, its description in ancient grammatical texts, and on relative clauses in Anatolian and early Greek.

Full publications

For a full list of publications see:

Selected Publications:

Early Greek Relative Clauses, (Oxford University Press 2015), Website:

Laws and Rules in Indo-European, P. Probert, A. Willi (eds.), (Oxford University Press 2012), Website:

Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory , (Oxford University Press 2006), Website:

A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek, (Duckworth/Bristol Classical Press 2003).