Lecturer in Ancient History


BA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)

Research Interests

My research interests currently fall into three categories. Firstly, I am in the final stages of revising my PhD thesis for publication. This was a regional history of Lesbos and the the Troad from the 5th c. BC – 1st c. AD which explored the political, cultural, and social history of regional integration. Secondly, a related project which has come out of my PhD research involves reconstructing the monetary history of this region through a study of all the coinage produced at mints in this area from the 6th – 1st c. BC. Finally, the next big project which I have begun to work on is a social and cultural history of literary production in the Greek city-states of the Hellenistic period.


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 briefly a Stipendiary Lecturer at Worcester College before taking up this post.

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

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.

Selected Publications

(with Peter van Alfen) ‘Preliminary observations on the archaic silver coinage of Lampsakos in its regional context’ in Proceedings of the Second International Congress on the History of Money and Numismatics in the Mediterranean World, 5-8 January 2017, Antalya (forthcoming).

‘The history and coinage of Achaiion in the Troad’ Revue des Études Anciennes 119.1 (forthcoming 2017).

‘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 (406-404)’ Numismatic Chronicle 176 (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.

(with Alexander Dale) ‘A Cypriot curser at Mytilene’ Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 179 (2011) 189-98.

‘Four attitudes to decline in Hellenistic history’ in T. Minamikawa (ed.), Decline and Decline Narratives in the Greek and Roman World (forthcoming).    



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