Robert Parker (historian)

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Professor Robert C. T. Parker in 2013

Robert C. T. Parker, FBA (born 1950) is a British historian of the ancient world specialising in ancient Greek religion.

Robert Parker was educated at St Paul's School, London and at New College, Oxford under Geoffrey de Ste Croix. From 1996 until his retirement in 2016 he was the Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at New College, Oxford University.[1] Before that, from 1976-96, he was Tutor in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature at Oriel College, Oxford.[2][3] He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1998.[4] He is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters,[5] an Officier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques in France, and a Member of the Academia Europaea.[6] In 2013 he was the 99th Sather Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.[7]

Select Works[edit]


  • Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek religion. Oxford, 1983. ISBN 9780198147428
  • Athenian Religion: A History. Oxford (Clarendon Press), 1996. ISBN 0-19-814979-4
  • Polytheism and Society at Athens. Oxford, 2005. ISBN 9780199216116
  • On Greek Religion. Ithaca, NY, 2011. ISBN 0801477352.

Edited works[edit]

  • (ed. with Peter Derow) Herodotus and His World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest. Oxford: 2003. ISBN 9780199253746
  • (ed. with J. Ma and N. Papazarkadas) Interpreting the Athenian empire. London, 2009. ISBN 9780715637845
  • (ed. with Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood) Athenian myths and festivals: aglauros, erechtheus, plynteria, panathenaia, dionysia. New York, NY, 2011. ISBN 9780199592074
  • (ed.) Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia Oxford University Press 2013. ISBN 9780197265635

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