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The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition

Founder: Professor Robert Fowler, FBA

President: Professor Robert Fowler, FBA
Former President: Sir Jeremy Morse, KCMG †
Vice-Presidents: Professor Mary Beard FBA; Professor P.E. Easterling FBA; Dr Ian Jenkins OBE FSA; Dr Peter Jones MBE; Professor David Konstan; Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith KCVO CMG; Professor Martha C. Nussbaum FBA; Mr George C. Rodopoulos; Professor Salvatore Settis; The Rt Hon Lord Waldegrave of North Hill; Professor Marina Warner FBA FRSL; Professor P.M. Warren FBA FSA.

Director: Dr Ellen O'Gorman; former Directors
Deputy Director: Dr Lyndsay Cooformer Deputy Directors

Administrator: Jessica Phoenix Weeks

Administrative intern: Peter Relph
The intern is contactable on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.
Executive Committee: 2020-21

Leventis Fellow: Dr Benjamin Folit-Weinberg; former Fellows
Former Morgan Scholars: former Scholars
P.M. Warren Visiting Fellows Valasia Isaakidou and Marta Lorenzonformer Visiting Professors/Fellows


A.G. Leventis Fellow in Greek Studies

Dr Benjamin Folit-Weinberg

‌Dr Folit-Weinberg completed a BA at Brown University, and subsequently read for an MA at the University of Bristol. He completed his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, and joined the University of Bristol in September 2019.

Dr Folit-Weinberg’s work operates at the intersection of literary criticism, ancient philosophy, and cultural and conceptual history. His past and current research explores how Archaic and Classical Greek thinkers figure meaning, with a particular focus on how poetic imagery and everyday language underpin foundational concepts in Western thought. In his PhD-thesis and the book manuscript it has become, he provided an account of the Presocratic philosopher Parmenides’ pioneering development of extended deductive argumentation by examining the central importance of Parmenides’ thinking and speaking in terms of the ‘hodos’ (‘road’, ‘route’, ‘way’, ‘path’, or ‘journey’). As A.G. Leventis Fellow, he will continue on this road by exploring the place of the hodos in the Archaic and Classical Greek cultural landscape, with a particular focus on the central role that roads play in structuring the semiotics of dramatic stage space and in Plato’s construction of his ontological and epistemological frameworks.

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