|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 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 completed his doctoral thesis in Spartan archaeology at the same institution, under the supervision of Professor Sir John Boardman. 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.
He is a world expert on Athens and Sparta in the Classical Age and has been described as a Laconophile. He was chief historical consultant for the BBC TV series The Greeks and the Channel 4 series The Spartans, presented by Bettany Hughes. He is also a holder of the Gold Cross of the Order of Honour and an Honorary Citizen of (modern) Sparta. Besides the Leventis Professorship, he holds a visiting Global Distinguished Professorship at New York University, funded by the Greek Parliament. He sits on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press.
- 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 Faculty of Classics
- "Ancient History at Cambridge". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
- Dan Vergano (March 6, 2007). "This is Sparta? The history behind the movie '300'". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-04-21. 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
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|A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University