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Armand D'Angour

Speaker

Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature, Jesus College, Oxford


Professor Armand D’Angour pursued a career as a cellist before becoming Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Jesus College in 2000. He is author of the monograph The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience (CUP 2011), as well as numerous articles and chapters on the language, literature, psychology and culture of ancient Greece. In 2013-14 he was awarded a British Academy Fellowship to undertake research into the sounds of ancient Greek music, and in 2017 he was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Public Engagement with Research in connection with that project. He has co-edited with Tom Phillips Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece (OUP 2018), and in addition to numerous broadcasts on radio and television, he posted a short film of his research into ancient Greek music on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hOK7bU0S1Y), which has attracted over half a million views since its publication in December 2017. His most recent book Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher, a revisionist historical biography of Socrates, was published by Bloomsbury in April 2019. More details of his work are available on his website www.armand-dangour.com.