|Born||24 March 1947|
|Institutions||Clare College, Cambridge|
|Alma mater||New College, Oxford|
|Doctoral advisor||Sir John Boardman|
|Known for||Ancient Sparta|
Paul Anthony Cartledge (born 24 March 1947) is a British ancient historian and academic. He is the first A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University, having 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 Bachelor of Arts (BA), later promoted to Master of Arts (MA Oxon), in 1969. He remained at the University of Oxford to undertake postgraduate studies. He completed a doctor of Philosophy (PhD) under the supervision of Professor Sir John Boardman. His thesis focused on Spartan archaeology.
He 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.
In 2008 Cartledge was elected to the newly established A. G. Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture at Cambridge University, a position from which he will be retiring at the end of September 2014.
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
- "CARTLEDGE, Prof. Paul Anthony", Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edition
- University of Cambridge News 7 October 2008
- 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
- "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. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
None: new position
|A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University