Professor Armand D'Angour

Academic Background

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 ( has reached over 650,000 views since its publication in December 2017. My book Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher was published in April 2019, and How to Innovate: An Ancient Guide to Creating Change is due from Princeton University Press in 2021. More details of my work are available on my website

Research Keywords

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


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