Professor Ceri Davies

Professor Ceri Davies

Professor Emeritus (Arts & Humanities), History

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Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker


Emeritus Professor Ceri Davies, DLitt, FLSW, taught at Swansea University until his retirement in 2011. A graduate in Classics of the University of Wales and the University of Oxford, he has written extensively, in English and Welsh, on the reception of Greek and Latin literature in Wales and especially on Welsh writers of Latin in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Among his publications are Rhagymadroddion a Chyflwyniadau Lladin, 1551-1632 (1980), Latin Writers of the Renaissance (Writers of Wales Series, 1981), Welsh Literature and the Classical Tradition (1995), John Davies o Fallwyd (2001), and the edited volume Dr John Davies of Mallwyd: Welsh Renaissance Scholar (2004). His most recent book, John Prise: Historiae Britannicae Defensio/A Defence of the British History (Bodleian Library, Oxford & PIMS, Toronto, 2015) was awarded the Vernam Hull Prize for 2015-2016. Professor Davies was Leverhulme Research Fellow, 2001-2002, and Visiting Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, 2008-2009.