Richard Fletcher

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies


Hippias Minor or The Art of Cunning    Apuleius' Platonism: The Impersonation of Philosophy


Recent Articles and Books

‘Platonizing Latin: Apuleius’ Phaedo’, in K. Volk and G. Edwards (eds) Roman Reflections: Essays on Latin Philosophy, Oxford University Press. 2015. 238-259.
‘Socrates 420’, in P. Chan, R. Fletcher and K. Marta (eds) Hippias Minor or The Art of Cunning. Badlands Unlimited and DESTE Foundation. 2015. 89-126.
‘Prosthetic Origins: Apuleius the Afro-Platonist’ in B. Lee, E. Finkelpearl, L. Graverini (eds) Apuleius and Africa, Routledge. 2014. 297-312.

'Epicurus' Mistresses: Pleasure, Authority, and Gender in the Reception of the Kuriai Doxai in the Second Sophistis', in B. Holmes amd W. H. Shearin (eds) Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism (Classical Presences) Oxford University Press. 2012. 52-88.

‘Plato Re-Read Too Late: Citation and Platonism in Apuleius’ Apologia’ Ramus Vol. 38.1. 2009: 43-74.

‘No Success Like Failure: Apuleius and the Task of the Translator’ In M. Paschalis, S. Panayotakis, G. Schmeling (eds) Readers and Writers in the Ancient Novel (Ancient Narrative Supplementum 12) Groningen: Barkhuis Publishing. 2009. 184-196.


Review of Butler, (S.) (2011) The Matter of the Page: Essays in Search of Ancient and Medieval Authors. Digressus (2011) 42-50.

Review of Trapp, (M.) (2007) Philosophy in the Roman Empire: Ethics, Politics and Society. JRS, 99 (2009) 241.

Review of Graverini, (L.) (2007) Metamorfosi di Apuleio: Letteratura e Identità. Ancient Narrative Vol. 8 (2009) (Available at:

Review of Tarrant, (H.) & Baltzly (D.) (2006) (eds) Reading Plato in Antiquity. JHS, 128 (2008) 282.

Review of Goff, (B.) (2005) (ed.) Classics and Colonialism. The Classical Review, 58.1 (2008) 296-297.


Professor Fletcher's Full CV.


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Areas of Expertise
  • Apuleius
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Roman Literature and Philosophy
  • Classics and Modern/Contemporary Art
  • 1998-2001 BA in Classics, University of Cambridge
  • 2001-2002 MPhil in Classics, University of Cambridge
  • 2002-2006 PhD in Classics, University of Cambridge

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