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Dr Lisa Kallet
MA Colorado, PhD California


Cawkwell Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, University College
Associate Professor in Ancient History, Faculty of Classics


University College

Tel No: (01865) 276656

Dr Lisa Kallet

Research Keywords:

Greek History, Historiography and Archaic and classical Athens

Research Interests:

My research areas lie in archaic and classical Greek history. My principal interests are the Athenian empire (with a focus on the nature and diversity of economic and political relationships between Athens and the cities and islands under its control in order to exploit the Aegean region effectively), Athenian democracy (with an interest in assembly dynamics, financial literacy and numeracy), democracy and empire, Attic epigraphy, Greek historiography, especially Thucydides. My major current project is a history of Athenian economic interests in the north Aegean and Thrace in the archaic and classical periods. I aim in part to situate the Athenian empire in its broader context of regions of interest that preceded and post-dated the phenomenon of the empire. I am co-authoring a book (for CUP, with Jack Kroll) on numismatics and the history of the Athenian empire. I also have several historiographical projects on Thucydides and Herodotos in the works.

Selected Publications:

'Democracy, Empire and Epigraphy in the 20th Century.' In J. Ma, N. Papazarkadis and R. Parker, eds.Interpreting the Athenian Empire., (Duckworth 2009), 43-66.

'War, Plague and Politics in Athens in the 420s B.C.' In O. Palagia, ed., Art in Athens during the Peloponnesian War, (Cambridge University Press 2009), 94-127.

'The Athenian Economy.' In L. J. Samons, ed., Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles, (Cambridge University Press 2007), 70-95.

'Thucydides' Workshop of History and Utility Outside the Text' In A. Rengakos and A. Tsakmakis, eds., Brill Companion to Thucydides, (Brill 2006), 335-68.

'Wealth and Power: the Historical Context of the Parthenon' In J. Neils, ed., The Parthenon: from Antiquity to Present, (Cambridge University Press 2005).

'Epigraphic Geography: the Tribute Quota Fragments Assigned to 421/0-415/4' Hesperia 73, (2004), 465-96.

'Demos Tyrannos: Wealth, Power and Economic Patronage' In K. Morgan, ed., Popular Tyranny, (University of Texas Press 2003), 117-154.

Money and the Corrosion of Power in Thucydides: the Sicilian Expedition and its Aftermath, (University of California Press 2001).

'The Origins of the Athenian Economic Arche', Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol: 133, ((forthcoming)).