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Dr Charles V. Crowther
MA Camb, MA Cincinnati, MA Oxf, PhD Lond


Assistant Director, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents
Associate Professor in Ancient History, Faculty of Classics
Fellow in Ancient History, The Queen's College


The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
66 St. Giles'

Tel No: (01865) 288180

Dr Charles V. Crowther


After a state grammar school education I read Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1977-80). I have an M.A. in Classics from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate in Hellenistic History from King's College London. I have taught at King's College London and, from 1992 to 1994, the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations in Changchun in northeastern China. I have worked in Oxford since 1994 and was a Research Fellow at Wolfson from 1997 to 2004. I came to Queen?s in 2010 after my appointment as University Lecturer in Greek Epigraphy.

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My research interests are in Hellenistic Greek history, in particular in the history of institutions, and more generally in Greek and Latin epigraphy. I have current museum and field projects in Chios and in the Commagene region of south-eastern Turkey. I have been associated with the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, a research unit in the Classics Faculty for epigraphy and papyrology, since its establishment in 1995, and have worked closely with Professor Alan Bowman in a series of projects to improve the reading and decipherment of ancient documents written on wood, lead, stone and other surfaces.

Selected Publications:

Foreign judges and iuris periti, in Elites civiques et competences etrangeres dans les affaires judiciaires et diplomatiques des poleis grecques aux epoques hellenistique et imperiale, (Librairie Droz S.A. 2012), (pp. 20 pages), Website:

A New Commagenian Nomos Text from Samosata, in Von Kummuḫnach Telouch. Historische und archäologische Untersuchungen in Kommagene, Winter E (ed.), Co-author: Facella, M., (2011), 355-366.

A New Severan Milestone in Gaziantep Museum, in Von Kummuḫnach Telouch, Winter E (ed.), (2011), 409-416.

Inscriptions from the Necropolis of Perrhe, in Von Kummuḫnach Telouch. Historische und arch?ologische Untersuchungen in Kommagene, Winter E (ed.), Co-author: Facella, M., (2011), 367-394.

Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity, in Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity, Bodard G, Mahony S (eds.), Co-author: Bowman, A. K., Kirkham, R., & Pybus, (Ashgate Pub Co 2010-05-01).

ΣΥΝΘΗΚΗ ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΡΙΩΝ, Co-author: Matthaiou, A. P., Horos, Vol: 17-21, (2010), 31-38.

CIG 2017: a phantom Thracian name and a false Corcyraean provenance, in Onomatologos: Studies in Greek Personal Names presented to Elaine Matthews, Catling RVW, Marchand F (eds.), (Oxbow 2010), 464-469.

A New Trajanic Milestone in Gaziantep Museum, in ΠΑΤΡΙΣ ΠΑΝΤΡΟΦΟΣ ΚΟΜΜΑΓΗΝΗ.. Neue Funde und Forschungen zwischen Euphrat und Taurus, M. Blömer, Winter E (eds.), Co-author: Beyazlar, A., (2008), 245-249.

The Customs Law of Asia, Cottier M, Crowther CV, Levick BM (eds.), Co-author: Cottier, M. et al., (Oxford University Press 2008).

'Aus der Arbeit der Inscriptiones Graecae IV. Koan Decrees for Foreign Courts', (Chiron 1999), 251-320.

'Inscriptions from the Sparta and Larissa Museums', (Annual of the British School at Athens 1997), 345-358.

'I.Priene 8 and the History of Priene in the Early Hellenistic Period', (Chiron 1996), 95-150.

'Iasos in the Second Century BC III: Homonoia and Foreign Courts', (Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 1995), 91-138.

The Inscriptions on Stone, in Zeugma 2000: Rescue Excavations, Aylward W (ed.), (Packard Humanities Institute (n.d.)).