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Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History+44 (0) 191 33 41654


I work on Hellenistic and Roman Greek history, with particular interests in epigraphy and numismatics. I am the chief editor of Attic Inscriptions Online, a website providing commented text of Athenian inscriptions in translation.

My first book, Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King uses literary and numismatic evidence to investigate the relevance of the Classical/Hellenistic transition in Sicily, as pre-existing traditions and long-standing links to the wider Mediterranean world conditioned how innovations of the period, such as kingship, were adopted.

My current work focuses on Athens in the Roman period, principally through epigraphic evidence. I have written a long article on how the ephebate, the system of youth training, shaped Athenian society and norms under the Roman empire and am preparing a monograph on the role of the masses in the Athenian polity in this period. I am at an early stage in the production of a new edition of Inscriptiones Graecae II/III3 presenting all Athenian decrees from 86 BC to AD 267.

I began my studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and completed them at the University of Oxford in 2017. After a stint as a post-doctoral research fellow and stipendiary lecturer in ancient history at University College Oxford, I arrived at Durham in 2021. 

Research interests

  • Hellenistic history
  • Attic epigraphy
  • Roman Athens
  • Numismatics
  • Ancient Sicily


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