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Dr Christopher Metcalf

MA (Edin), MPhil, DPhil

Christopher Metcalf is an Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature in the Faculty of Classics, as well as the Lobel Fellow in Classics at Queen’s College.

His research has explored the relationship between early Greek poetry and the literatures of the ancient Near East, in particular Mesopotamian and Anatolian texts: The Gods Rich in Praise: Early Greek and Mesopotamian Religious Poetry, (OUP 2015). Dr Metcalf has recently completed a first edition of Sumerian literary manuscripts of the early second millennium BC, Sumerian Literary Texts in the Schøyen Collection: Literary Sources on Old Babylonian Religion (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019). He is currently pursuing a variety of research projects on early Greek poetry and on the history of literature and religion in the eastern Mediterranean.

Research interests: Early Greek poetry; languages and literature of the ancient Near East