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Prof. Robert C. T. Parker
MA DPhil Oxf, FBA

Offices:

Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, Faculty of Classics
Fellow, New College
Director and Principal Investigator, Lexicon of Greek Personal Names

Address:

New College
Oxford
OX1 3BN

Tel No: (01865) 279520
Fax No: (01865) 271520
Email: robert.parker@new.ox.ac.uk

Prof. Robert C. T. Parker

Profile:

Robert has been Wykeham Professor of Ancient (Greek) History since 1996. Before that he was Tutor in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature at Oriel College, Oxford; before that, an undergraduate and graduate at New College. He gave the Towsend lectures in Cornell in 2008 and the Sather lectures in Berkeley in 2013.

Research Keywords:

Greek History, Greek Religion, Greek Epigraphy

Research Interests:

I study Greek society from an anthropological perspective; in particular, I am interested in how the Greeks' thought and behaviour was shaped by their religious beliefs. Of late I have been studying the interaction of Greek religion with other polytheistic systems, particularly in Asia Minor. Inscriptions are a prime source of evidence for me, and a great joy.

Full Publications:

Click here for a downloadable pdf of full publications:  RP_Bibliography2013.pdf

Selected Publications:

edited, Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia, (2013).

On Greek religion, (Cornell University Press 2011).

Polytheism and Society at Athens, (Oxford 2005).

Athenian Religion: a History, (Oxford 1996).

Miasma. Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion, (Oxford 1983), Notes: ed. 2 1996.