Arthur Geoffrey Woodhead

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Arthur Geoffrey Woodhead (born April 2, 1922 in Nottingham , † November 6, 2008 in Cambridge ) was a British ancient historian and epigraphist .

He studied Classical Studies at the University of Cambridge (MA 1949) and worked there all his life as a Fellow at Corpus Christi College (since 1948) and Lecturer in Classics (since 1951). His main area of ​​research was Greek epigraphy. From 1951 to 1971 he was editor of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum . Woodhead was a member of the German Archaeological Institute and invited several times as a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.


  • The Study of Greek Inscriptions . University Press, Cambridge 1959; 2nd edition ibid 1981.
  • with Michael MacCrum: Select documents of the principates of the Flavian emperors. Including the year of revolution AD 68-96 . University Press, Cambridge 1961.
  • The Greeks in the West . Thames & Hudson, London 1962 (also Dutch translation).
  • Thucydides on the nature of power . Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1970, ISBN 0-674-89136-8 .
  • The College of Corpus Christi and of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A contribution to its history, from 1952 to 1994 . Boydell Press, Woodbridge 1995, ISBN 0-85115-613-4 .
  • Inscriptions: The decrees . (= The Athenian Agora 16). American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton 1997, ISBN 0-87661-216-8


  • The Academic Who's Who 1973-1974 . Black, London 1973.