Peter Garnsey
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship (1972)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
University of Oxford
Academic work
DisciplineAncient history
Sub-disciplineSocial history
Economic history
Food and drink
InstitutionsJesus College, Cambridge
University of Cambridge
Doctoral studentsRichard Miles

Peter David Arthur Garnsey, FBA, FAHA (born 22 October 1938) is a retired classicist and academic. Born in Australia, where he studied classics at the University of Sydney as a member of St Paul’s College, he has spent most of his career at Cambridge. He was a fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge from 1974 to 2006, and a professor of the history of classical antiquity at the University of Cambridge from 1997 to 2006.[1][2] His area of research concerns the history of political theory, intellectual history, social and economic history, food, famine and nutrition, and physical anthropology.




  1. ^ Garnsey – Prof Peter D A, PhD, FBA Archived 2012-06-09 at the Wayback Machine, Jesus College, University of Cambridge. Retrieved 13 May 2012. Archived here.
  2. ^ "GARNSEY, Prof. Peter David Arthur". Who's Who 2016. Oxford University Press. November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2016.