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Stephen Lambert

Professor Stephen Lambert

Emeritus Professor of Ancient Greek History and Epigraphy

School of History, Archaeology and Religion


Ongoing Research Project as Emeritus

Attic Inscriptions Online

In 2012 I launched Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO),, with the aim of making up-to-date English translations of the inscriptions of ancient Attica (Athens and its surrounding region), a hugely important but hitherto notoriously inaccessible, body of evidence, freely available to all. It has since expanded and developed, supported inter alia by small grants from Cardiff, Utrecht and Durham Universities, and in 2015/6 a grant from the Mellon Foundation, for a project in collaboration with Heidelberg, Tufts and Duke Universities (

More recently it has also provided access to up-to-date Greek texts and selected images of the inscriptions translated. From 2017/8-2020/1 (extended on a no additional cost basis to 2021/2) I was Principal Investigator on an AHRC-funded project on Attic Inscriptions in UK Collections (AIUK):

See also:

I am currently (2023) a member of the AIO Editorial Committee and Advisory Board and am working inter alia on a project to complete coverage on AIO of the key inscriptions of the Attic demes (local communities).

Since 2016 I have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.


  • Born: 1960
  • 1978-1982: Keble College, Oxford (Exhibitioner).
  • 1982 B.A. Literae Humaniores (Philosophy, Ancient History, 1st class hons., M.A. 1985).
  • 1982-1983: Erziehungspraktikant, Zinzendorf Gymnasium und Realschule, Königsfeld im Schwarzwald, West Germany.
  • 1983-1986. Postgraduate student, University of Oxford.
  • 1984-86: Wolfson College, Oxford (Graduate Scholar).
  • 1987: D Phil.
  • 1985-1986: Lecturer, University of Lancaster.
  • 1986-1997: Civil Servant (London)
  • 1988-89 Private Secretary to Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
  • 1990 and 1994-5: Leverhulme Research Fellow
  • 1995-96: Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C.
  • 1998-99: Fellow, Cotton Foundation. Scholarship from British School at Athens.
  • 1999-2001 Humboldt Fellow, University of Heidelberg.
  • 1999-2004: Senior Research Fellow, University of Liverpool.
  • Since 2005: Cardiff University
  • 2005-2007: Lecturer in Ancient History (2007-2010 Senior Lecturer, 2010-2018 Reader)
  • 2018-2021: Professor of Ancient Greek History and Epigraphy
  • Since 2022: Emeritus Professor
  • 2005-2014 (at various times) Visiting Fellow, Utrecht University.
  • 2012-2013 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
  • Since 2021 Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh.