Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Joyce Reynolds (classicist)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Name  Joyce Reynolds

Role  Author
Joyce Reynolds (classicist) wwwclassicscamacukdirectoryjoycereynoldsim
Books  Aphrodisias and Rome: Documents from the Excavation of the Theatre at Aphrodisias Conducted by Professor Kenan T. Erim, Together with Some Related Texts
People also search for  Kenan Erim, Robert Tannenbaum, R. G. Goodchild

Joyce Maire Reynolds (born 18 December 1918) is a British classicist and academic, specialising in Roman historical epigraphy. She is an honorary fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. She has dedicated her life to the study and teaching of Classics. Reynolds' most significant publications were texts from the city of Aphrodisias, including letters between Aphrodisian and Roman authorities.


Early life and education

Joyce Reynolds was born in Highams Park, Greater London, 18 December 1918. Both her parents came from Walthamstow, her father, William Howe Reynolds, was a civil servant and her mother, Nellie Farmer, a school teacher. Joyce was educated at Walthamstow County Girls' school, and then St Paul's Girls School, where she won a scholarship. She studied Classics at Somerville College, Oxford, having been awarded an exhibition between 1937–41. She graduated with a first class degree in 1944. During the war, from 1941 to 1946, Joyce worked as a temporary civil servant, first as an Assistant Principal at the Board of Trade, later Principal.


From 1951 to 1979 Reynolds was Director of Studies in Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge and from 1957 to 1983 she was Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge. From 1983 to 1984 she was a Reader in the Epigraphy of the Roman World at the University of Cambridge and she remains an honorary fellow of Newnham College. In 1982 she was elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy. In her nineties Joyce continues to work, playing a prominent role in the online publication of Inscriptions of Aphrodisias (available online) and Roman Tripolitania. She is one of six British women born in 1918 or before who will be featured in The Century Girls, a book being written by Tessa Dunlop to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.

Selected publications

  • Reynolds, J.B. Ward-Perkins ... Ed. by Joyce (2003). Christian monuments of Cyrenaica (ed 1953-1971. ed.). London: Soc. for Libyan Studies. ISBN 9781900971010. 
  • McKenzie, Mary M; Reynolds, Joyce (1989), Images of authority : papers presented to Joyce Reynolds on the occasion of her seventieth birthday, Cambridge Philological Society.; Supplementary volume, Cambridge, ISBN 9780906014158 
  • Reynolds, Joyce Marie; Tannenbaum, Robert (1987), Jews and God-fearers at Aphrodisias : Greek inscriptions with commentary : texts from the excavations at Aphrodisias conducted by Kenan T. Erim, 12, Cambridge Philological Society, ISBN 9780906014080 
  • Reynolds, Joyce Maire (1950), The inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania, Rome, Published for the British School at Rome, OCLC 7588536 
  • References

    Joyce Reynolds (classicist) Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Kenan Erim
    Top Hat
    A Beautiful Valley