Centre for Continuing Education

Stephen Palmer


Stephen Palmer has been a presenter in classical Latin 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, he later returned to classical studies in Latin through continuing education courses offered by the University of Sydney.

Stephen subsequently studied Latin and ancient Greek at the 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 Cicero, Caesar, Livy, Sallust, Ovid, Catullus, Seneca and Lucian. He enjoys all aspects of classical studies, and has a particular interest in Latin prose composition and classical literature that can be placed in the historical and archaeological context.