Cezary completed his doctoral research in History at University College London. His thesis concerned the social history of Archaic Athens and was supervised by Professor Hans van Wees. He also holds a BA in Ancient History and Social Anthropology (University College London) and MA in Ancient History (Cardiff University). In 2012, he was the laureate of the George Grote Prize in Ancient History, awarded by the Institute of Classical Studies, London. Cezary is currently conducting a 3-year postdoctoral research project entitled War and Warfare in the Ancient Greek Mythological Tradition funded by the National Science Centre in Poland. His work includes frequent visits to the Fitzwilliam and British Museums and is based at the Faculty of Classics (supervised by Professor Robin Osborne) and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Gdańsk (Professor Nick Sekunda). He was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College from April 2019 until September 2022.
When he is not reading Homer or looking at black-figure vases, he can be found at local basketball courts, representing Cambourne Raptors (Cambridge Basketball League) and Wolfson College (College League). He is also a member of Fisher House, the University’s Catholic Chaplaincy. Cezary is a native of Gdańsk, Poland – the birthplace of Solidarity – and he warmly recommends it for a visit!