Dr Henry Spelman

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Academic Background

 I first came to Oxford in 2011, thinking that after one intense year of classics I would go back across the pond to do a PhD on Emily Dickinson in some English faculty. Four wonderful years later, I submitted a DPhil on Pindar. In 2016 I took up the WHD Rouse Junior Research Fellowship at Christ’s College, Cambridge and in 2020 I returned back to Oxford to take up the Fitzjames Research Fellowship at Merton.

Research Interests

I am interested in early Greek poetry and whatever helps us to understand these texts, which I take to include pretty much everything about the ancient world.

Research Keywords

Pindar; Greek lyric; comedy


 Greek literature options for Greats and Mods, especially all poetic topics.