Dr Benjamin Cartlidge MA DPhil Oxon MA Köln

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Historical, Comparative and Sociolinguistics

Menander of Athens (Roman copy of a Greek bust)
Menander of Athens (Roman copy of a Greek bust)

History and structure of Indo-European languages (esp. Greek and Latin)
The reconstruction of Indo-European
Sociolinguistic variation in ancient languages, esp. dialect contact and koineization
Phonological, morphological and syntactic analysis of Ancient Greek

My current work on linguistics will culminate in a monograph on Menander of Athens, analysing the contribution his text makes to the history of Greek.

Greek and Latin Literature

Menander, Aristophanes and other classical comedy
Roman satire, Martial and Petronius
The Second Sophistic, Athenaeus and Philostratus
Other ancient texts, particularly those that present interesting linguistic features or problems.

Research Grants

The Voices of Athenaeus: Between Quotation Culture and Cognitive Narratology


October 2017 - September 2020