Roles and subjects
Lecturer in Ancient History
BA MPhil DPhil (Oxford)
My undergraduate degree was in Ancient and Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford. Afterwards, I stayed on at Balliol to do the MPhil in Ancient History before moving to New College to do my DPhil. After finishing my doctorate, I was a Junior Research Fellow at The Queen’s College for three years and afterwards a Stipendiary Lecturer first at Worcester College and then at Brasenose and St. Anne’s Colleges before taking up this post.
I teach most of the Greek and Roman history papers we offer at Oxford. Within that broad range, I particularly enjoy teaching our papers on the Hellenistic world and on sexuality and gender in antiquity.
My first book, The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean (OUP, 2019), is a regional history of the island of Lesbos and the region of Turkey opposite it known as the Troad in antiquity. In the book I explore the political, cultural, social, and economic factors which did (and didn’t) promote regional integration throughout this region from the 7th c. BC – 1st c. AD. I still find this region and its history fascinating, and I continue to explore how it works through looking at the evidence of the coinage which cities in this area minted from the 6th – 1st c. BC. My next big project which I have now begun work on is a social and cultural history of literary production in the Greek city-states during the Hellenistic period.
- The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean (OUP 2019).
- ‘The late Hellenistic tetradrachms of Parion and Lampsakos’ American Journal of Numismatics 32 (2020).
- ‘Memnon and Mentor of Rhodes in the Troad’ Numismatic Chronicle 178 (2018) 31-67.
- ‘The history and coinage of Achaiion in the Troad’ Revue des Études Anciennes 119 (2017) 25-47.
- ‘The koinon of Athena Ilias and its coinage’ American Journal of Numismatics 28 (2016) 105-58.
- ‘Mytilene, Lampsakos, Chios and the financing of the Spartan fleet’ Numismatic Chronicle 76 (2016) 1-19.
- ‘The Tyrants Dossier from Eresos’ Chiron 42 (2012) 181-210.
- ‘The ideology of public subscriptions’ in P. Martzavou and N. Papazarkadas (eds.), Epigraphical Approaches to the Post–Classical Polis: 4th Century BC to 2nd Century AD (Oxford 2012) 107-21.
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