Paul Anthony Cartledge
24 March 1947
|Alma mater||New College, Oxford|
|Institutions||Clare College, Cambridge|
|Doctoral advisor||John Boardman|
Paul Anthony Cartledge (born 24 March 1947) is a British ancient historian and academic. From 2008 to 2014 he was the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge. He had previously held a personal chair in Greek History at Cambridge.
Cartledge was educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford, where, with his contemporaries Robin Lane Fox and Terence Irwin, he was a student of G. E. M. de Ste. Croix. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, later promoted to MA (Oxon) by seniority, in 1969. He remained at the University of Oxford to undertake postgraduate studies, completing a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) under the supervision of Professor Sir John Boardman. His thesis focused on Spartan archaeology.
Cartledge lectured at the New University of Ulster in 1972–73, at Trinity College, Dublin, from 1973 to 1978, and at the University of Warwick in 1978–79. In October 1979 he moved to Cambridge University where he is a fellow of Clare College.
Field of study
- Aristophanes and His Theatre of the Absurd (1989), Duckworth. ISBN 1-85399-114-7
- Nomos : Essays in Athenian Law, Politics and Society (1991), Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-37022-1
- Spartan Reflections, a collection of essays new and revised (Duckworth, 2001), ISBN 0-7156-2966-2
- Sparta and Lakonia (2nd edn. 2002).
- Hellenistic and Roman Sparta (rev. edns 2002), (with A. Spawforth).
- The Greeks: A Portrait of Self and Others (2nd edn, 2002), the product of research into Greek self-definition.
- Kosmos: essays in Order, Conflict and Community in Classical Athens (coauthor Paul Millett; (2002), Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-52593-4
- The Spartans: An Epic History (2nd edn, 2003).
- Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past (2004).
- Helots and Their Masters in Laconia and Messenia: Histories, Ideologies, Structures (2004), Center for Hellenic Studies. ISBN 0-674-01223-2
- Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World (2006), The Overlook Press. ISBN 1-58567-566-0
- Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice (2009), Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-45455-1
- Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities, (2009), Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-191-57157-2
- Democracy: A Life (2016), Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-199-83745-8
- Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece (2020), Picador. ISBN 978-1509873166
- "CARTLEDGE, Prof. Paul Anthony", Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edition
- "University of Cambridge News 7 October 2008". Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
- Cambridge University Reporter 11 June 2008
- St Paul's School: Classics Department
- Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition, Cambridge University Press 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-88785-4 foreword by Paul Cartledge
- Cambridge University Classics Faculty website
- A. G. Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture Cambridge Classics Faculty News January 2014
- Princeton University Press Accessed 17 April 2014 Archived 8 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Scott, (Doctor), Michael. "Honorary Graduands and Medallists - Summer 2017". warwick.ac.uk. U. of Warwick. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
- The Observer 5 September 2004 accessed 9 October 2014
- "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories | Politics". theguardian.com. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- Dan Vergano (6 March 2007). "This is Sparta? The history behind the movie '300'". USA Today. Retrieved 21 April 2007. Interview with Paul Cartledge.
- 'Forever Young: why Cambridge has a Professorship of Greek Culture' An inaugural lecture by Professor Paul Cartledge to mark the establishment of the A G Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture, Monday 16 February 2009 at Mill Lane Lecture Theatre, Cambridge
- The myths of 'ancient Greece' dispelled, as explained by Paul Cartledge
- "Ancient History at Cambridge". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 11 April 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
- Forward To The Past! Hello To Democracy, Sparta, And All That A valedictory lecture by The AG Leventis Professor Of Greek Culture, Professor Paul Cartledge, Thursday 20 February 2014 at Mill Lane Lecture Theatre, Cambridge