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John Graham Wilmot Henderson is a retired Professor of Classics at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.[1]

Henderson has worked within the Classics Faculty since 1975, as Assistant Lecturer (1975–1978), Lecturer (1978–1996) and Reader in Latin literature (1996–2003).[2] He was awarded a personal professorship in Classics in 2003.[3] Following retirement he has the status of emeritus professor.

His publications include collaborations with Mary Beard, his Cambridge colleague.


Books by John Henderson.[4]

  • The Medieval World of Isidore of Seville: Creating Truth through Words, Cambridge 2006
  • Oxford Reds: Classic Commentaries on Latin Classics, Duckworth 2006
  • Plautus Asinaria: the one about the asses, Wisconsin 2006
  • Løve in København: The triumph of art at Thorvaldsens Museum, Museum Tusculanum, University of Copenhagen Press 2005
  • Morals and Villas in Seneca's Letters: Places to Dwell, Cambridge, 2004
  • HORTVS: The Roman Gardening Book, Routledge 2004
  • Aesop's Human Zoo: Roman Stories about our Bodies, Chicago 2004
  • Pliny's Statue: The Letters, Self-Portraiture, and Classical Art, Exeter 2002
  • Telling Tales on Caesar: Roman Stories from Phaedrus, Oxford 2000
  • Writing down Rome: Satire, Comedy and other Offences in Latin Poetry, Oxford 1999
  • Fighting for Rome. Poets and Caesars, History and Civil War, Cambridge, 1998
  • Juvenal's Mayor: The Professor who Lived on 2D. a Day, Cambridge Philological Society, Supplementary Volume, 1998
  • A Roman Life: Rutilius Gallicus on Paper and in Stone, Exeter 1998
  • Figuring out Roman Nobility. Juvenal's Eighth Satire, Exeter 1997