Simon Goldhill

Simon Goldhill is currently Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge, and Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the British Academy. He has just finished his time as director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at Cambridge (CRASSH). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of King’s College, Cambridge. Prof Goldhill’s research interests include: Greek Tragedy, Greek Culture, Literary Theory, Later Greek Literature, and Reception. His latest book is A Very Queer Family: Sex, Religion and the Bensons in Victorian Britain. He is the author of many influential monographs including Foucault’s Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality, The Temple of Jerusalem, Who Needs Greek and Language, and Sexuality, Narrative: The Oresteia. Prof. Goldhill directed the ERC-funded project, “The Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth-Century Culture.”