John Magee

Lillian Massey 232



Department of Classics

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Late ancient philosophy and philosophical commentators; textual criticism


John Magee studied at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Toronto, and he has taught at Columbia University (1986-1992) and at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and University of Toronto (since 1992). He is a member of the Classics Department, the Collaborative Specialization in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, and the Centre for Medieval Studies, and he is a Senior Fellow of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. His general research interests are in late ancient philosophy and philosophical commentators, and in textual criticism. He has published extensively on Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius in particular and is currently working on a critical edition of his Περὶ Ἑρμηνείας commentaries and an English translation of Calcidius.

Administrative Service

Director, Centre for Medieval Studies
Vice-Dean, Faculty and Academic Life (FAS)