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Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in Classical Languages and Literature

20 April 2016

The College is pleased to announce that Dr Christopher Metcalf will take up the post of Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in Classical Languages and Literature from 1st October 2016, following the retirement of Dr Angus Bowie.

Dr Metcalf studied Classical and ancient Near Eastern languages in Edinburgh, Oxford and London, graduating with a DPhil in Classics from the University of Oxford in 2013.

His first appointment was at SOAS, University of London, in 2012-13, where  he taught Akkadian.  In 2013 he returned to Oxford as Junior Research Fellow in Lesser Known Languages and Scripts of the Ancient World at Wolfson College. Dr Metcalf’s research is concerned with the relationship between the early Greek poets and the ancient Near East (The Gods Rich in Praise: Early Greek and Mesopotamian Religious Poetry, OUP 2015), and with the history of ancient Mesopotamian and Anatolian literature in general. He is currently preparing editions of unpublished Sumerian literary texts from the early second millennium BC.