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Dr Jamie Masters

Teaching Fellow


BA, MA and PhD in Classics at Cambridge (Magdalene college). Research Fellow Clare College Cambridge 1989-1992. From 1993 to 1999 I worked as a part-time classics teacher at KCL and UCL. Since 1999 I have only taught Latin language at KCL, while I hold a full-time job as a composer and strategist at a commercial music company near Covent Garden.


Latin and Greek language at all levels (including prose composition).

Latin Literature (Catullus, Vergil, Lucan)

Greek literature (Xenophon)

Expertise and public engagement

I have often been involved in the King's Greek play, usually as a composer/arranger. Composer and founder member of Thiasos, a theatre company that specialises in ancient Greek drama (Euripides Hippolytos 2016; Aristophanes Ploutos 2020). I am a volunteer at the National Portrait Gallery, where my role is to translate Latin inscriptions for exhibitions (e.g. the recent Elizabethan minatures show) and research.

Selected publications

  • Poetry and civil war in Lucan's Bellum Civile (Cambridge 1992).  
  • With J. Elsner (eds), Reflections of Nero (Duckworth 1994).