Dr Ben Cartlidge

Lecturer in Classics


MA Köln, MA Oxon, DPhil Oxon

Academic Background

I studied Classics at Oxford, then an MA in Greek and Indo-European linguistics at Cologne. I returned to Oxford for a DPhil in Linguistics, working on the language of Menander of Athens and the origin of the Koiné. After working at St John’s College, Oxford as a lecturer, I was Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Liverpool before returning to my current post at Christ Church.

Undergraduate Teaching

Greek and Latin language and literature, comparative philology.

Research Interests

Greek comedy, especially post-classical comedy; Greek and Roman Imperial literature, especially Athenaeus.


Recent papers include:

B. Cartlidge, ‘The author of P.Oxy. LXXXIII 5349 as a reader of Empedocles’, ZPE 213 (2020) 11-15

B. Cartlidge, ‘E.R. Dodds’ notes on Hesiod’s Works and Days’, HCS 1 (2019) 203-236

B. Cartlidge, ‘Emendations of Alcinous’ Didaskalikos from the Witt-Dodds Briefwechsel’, GRBS 59/4 (2019) 680-692

B. Cartlidge, ‘Juvenal 5.104: Text and intertext’, CQ 69/1 (2019) 370-377


Music, languages, antiquarian books.