Amber Ace

Cohort Year: 2015
Research Interests: Plato, Epicureanism (and Hellenistic philosophy more generally), Lucretius, gender and sexuality, ethics, animal studies
Education: Classics (BA and M.Phil), King’s College, Cambridge

I was born and raised in the Scottish countryside and studied Classics at King’s College, Cambridge (BA and MPhil). For my MPhil, I worked on love, language, myth, and gender in Plato and Lucretius. Between my MPhil and PhD, I taught high school Latin, and English as a Foreign Language.

I mainly work on Greek and Roman philosophy, especially Plato and Epicureanism. In my dissertation, I want to write about the philosophical function of metaphors of women and animals in Greco-Roman philosophy.