Professor of Classics
Position: Executive Committee Member
Office: 147 East Pyne
Christian Wildberg (Ph.D., Cambridge) is Professor of Classics. He is a historian of ancient philosophy, with a focus on the history of philosophy in late antiquity. He also has strong interests in Greek literature, especially tragedy, and Greek religion. His publications include a study of the function of the gods in Euripidean tragedy, Hyperesie und Epiphanie: Ein Versuch über die Bedeutung der Götter in den Dramen des Euripides (2002), Most recently, he has edited volumes on such diverse topics as mysticism, Aristotle’s cosmology, and the cult of Dionysus. His current researches focus on the history of Neoplatonism, the Corpus Hermeticum, the development of the concept of evil in antiquity, and on pseudepigraphical philosophical letters (Plato, Aristotle).