Professor Armand D'Angour

I pursued careers as a cellist and businessman before becoming a Tutor in Classics at Jesus College in 2000. In addition to my monograph The Greeks and the New (CUP 2011), I am the author of articles and chapters on the language, literature, psychology and culture of ancient Greece. In 2013-14 I was awarded a British Academy Fellowship to undertake research into ancient Greek music, and in 2017 was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Public Engagement with Research. I have since co-edited with Tom Phillips Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece (OUP 2018), and in addition to numerous broadcasts on radio and television, a short film on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hOK7bU0S1Y) reached over 100,000 views after its publication in December 2017. My book Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher was commissioned by Bloomsbury and is due for publication in April 2019. More details of my work are available on my website www.armand-dangour.com.

Ancient Greek literature, Ancient Greek music,  Greek and Latin metre.

  • Love's Battlefield: rethinking Sappho fr. 31

  • Vocables and microtones in ancient Greek music

  • Socrates in Love

  • Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

  • The Musical Setting of Ancient Greek Texts

  • More
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