Dr Nigel Spivey

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Official Fellow; Tutor
Senior Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology in the Faculty of Classics

Nigel Spivey is a graduate of the Faculty of Classics, he went on to study at the British School at Rome and the University of Pisa, researching a doctoral dissertation on Etruscan black-figure pottery (supervised by R.M. Cook). He taught at the University of Wales before returning to Cambridge. Among his publications are The Micali Painter and his Followers (Oxford UP 1987), Looking at Greek Vases (co-edited with Tom Rasmussen: Cambridge 1990); Greek Art (Phaidon 1996), Etruscan Art (Thames & Hudson 1997), Enduring Creation (Thames & Hudson 2001), and How Art Made The World (BBC/PBS 2005). His research interests cover Greek, Etruscan and Roman topics, as well as the broader prehistory of art, and the ‘afterlife’ of Classical images. Currently he is seeing through the press a compendious ‘interpretative handbook’ of Greek sculpture, and preparing a second edition of his 2004 monograph, The Ancient Olympics (Oxford UP).