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Dr Ben Raynor

Dr Ben Raynor

Moses and Mary Finley Fellow, Darwin College

Darwin College
Silver Street

Research Interests

The Hellenistic world, esp. economic, political, and urban history; Macedonia and the central/north Balkans; kingship in antiquity; settlement archaeology; Greek numismatics.

My doctoral and postdoctoral research has so far focused on the late Classical and Hellenistic Macedonian kingdom. My thesis (King, cities, and elites in Macedonia c. 360-168 BC), which I am currently preparing for publication as part of the Oxford Classical Monographs series, considered the relationship between the Macedonian king and the poleis of the kingdom, particularly the role of urban development in the construction of royal power. My next project will build upon my interest in economic relations and numismatics in the Balkans to investigate the genesis and wider significance of Iron Age European coinages which based their designs on royal Macedonian coins.

Upcoming events

Strike a Pose

Oct 27, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Plato, Charmides

Oct 27, 2016


The B Club

Oct 31, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.11

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 31, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Archaeology Seminar

Nov 01, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

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Vacancy - Research Associate, ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ Project (CREWS)

Oct 20, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be a member of the ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ (CREWS) project, led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele.

How to write a Greek Dictionary

Oct 06, 2016

Watch the film about the Faculty's Greek Lexicon Project, working towards a a new dictionary of Ancient Greek.

New Discovery

Sep 20, 2016

Professor Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker (Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati), ‘Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos’, 5 pm on Monday 10 October in Room LG.17, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. To reserve your place please reply to by Monday 3 October.

Temporary University Lectureships in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 31, 2016

Applications are welcome for two temporary lectureships in Classics (Ancient History) from 01 January 2017. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for further information.

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