Prof. James Diggle CBE


James Diggle is Emeritus Professor of Greek and Latin at Cambridge University and a Life Fellow of Queens’ College.

His publications include The Cambridge Greek Lexicon (Editor-in-Chief, Cambridge, 2021), The Oxford Classical Text of Euripides (Oxford, 1981-94), Euripidea: Collected Essays (Oxford, 1994) and Theophrastus: Characters (Cambridge, 2004).

He was University Orator at Cambridge for eleven years and has published a selection of his speeches in Cambridge Orations (Cambridge, 1994). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens.

He was awarded his CBE in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to classical scholarship.