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Dr Ben Raynor

Dr Ben Raynor

Moses and Mary Finley Fellow, Darwin College

Darwin College
Silver Street
Cambridge
CB3 9EU

Research Interests

The Hellenistic world, esp. economic, political, and urban history; Macedonia, Epirus, and northern Greece; monarchy in antiquity; power and political practice; identity and ethnicity.

While I maintain a broad interest in all aspects of Classical and Hellenistic history, my research to date has focused on power in Hellenistic northern Greece, in particular how communities constructed, navigated, and represented their relationships with monarchs, and vice versa. 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. I have also published on other aspects of political practice, state formation, and community identity in northern Greece.

Key Publications

‘Alexander I of Molossia and the Creation of Apeiros’, Chiron 47 (2017), 243-270.

 ‘Theorodokoi, asylia, and the Cities of Macedonia’, GRBS 56.2 (2016), 225-262.

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2019 Outreach event list

Nov 22, 2018

We have now released details of the Outreach events that the Faculty of Classics that will be hosting or participating in during 2019.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at Cambridge

Nov 07, 2018

The Cambridge Classics Faculty invites applications to the 2019 round of the Leverhulme Trust early Career Fellowship competition.

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