Centre for Continuing Education

Stephen Palmer

Stephen Palmer


Stephen Palmer has been a presenter in classical Latin, from beginners to advanced levels, at the University of Sydney’s Centre for Continuing Education since 2009. He has a lifelong interest in classical languages, ancient and modern history, and is a passionate believer in the worth of classical studies in education. His interest in classics began during senior school in the 1970s, when he studied five years of Latin and three years of ancient Greek. After establishing his career in accounting and financial services, Stephen returned to classical studies in Latin through continuing education courses offered by the University of Sydney.

Stephen subsequently completed his major in classical languages (Latin and Greek) in the Bachelor of Arts program at University of New England, where he was awarded the J. Hanna Classics Prize in 2005 and the Bishop Doody Memorial Gold Medal in 2007. His academic studies have covered a wide range of classical authors, with major works of study in Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Livy, Lucian, Ovid, Pliny the Younger, Sallust, Seneca and Tacitus. Stephen enjoys all aspects of classical studies, and has particular interests in placing classical literature in its historical and archaeological context, studying monumental inscriptions, and the application of later Latin to genealogy and other historical research.

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