Dr Aneurin Ellis-Evans

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Departmental Lecturer in Ancient History
BA, MPhil, DPhil

My undergraduate degree was in Ancient and Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford.

Afterwards, I stayed on at Balliol to do my MPhil in Ancient History before moving to New College for my DPhil. After finishing my doctorate, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Queen’s College for three years. Following this, I became a Stipendiary Lecturer first at Worcester College and then at Brasenose and St. Anne’s College before taking up this post.

I teach the majority of the Greek and Roman history papers offered at Oxford. Within this broad range, I particularly enjoy teaching about the Hellenistic world and about sexuality and gender in antiquity.

Research interests

My first book (based on my doctorate) is on the 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 that did (and didn’t) promote regional integration throughout this region in the period 7th c. BC – 1st c. AD. I still find this region and its history fascinating, and I continue to explore this area through examining the evidence from coins minted during 6th – 1st c. BC.

My next big project, which I have now started working on, focuses on the social and cultural history of literary production in the Greek city-states during the Hellenistic period.

Selected publications

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).

‘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.