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Dr Peter Thonemann
MA DPhil Oxf

Offices:

Associate Professor in Ancient History, Faculty of Classics
Forrest-Derow Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Wadham College

Address:

Wadham College
Oxford
OX1 3PN

Tel No: (01865) 277998
Email: peter.thonemann@wadh.ox.ac.uk

Dr Peter Thonemann
Link1: http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/fellows-staff/academics/296
Link2: http://mama.csad.ox.ac.uk

Profile:

As an undergraduate, I studied Classics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where I was fortunate to be taught by two remarkable tutors, Simon Price and Michael Comber. During my first few years at Wadham, Simon Price and I co-wrote a history of ancient Europe called The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine (published by Penguin in 2010), which has since been translated into Dutch and Italian. Trying to interpret the ancient world for non-specialist readers is a big part of what I do, and I write regularly on all aspects of antiquity (women, childhood, mathematics, religion...) for the Times Literary Supplement.

When I was a graduate student (at All Souls College), I became interested in the history and archaeology of Turkey, and ended up writing a book on the ancient and medieval history of a particularly beautiful part of south-western Asia Minor (The Maeander Valley: A Historical Geography from Antiquity to Byzantium, published in 2011). I am still fascinated by ancient Turkey, and have edited a large corpus of ancient and medieval inscriptions from central Anatolia (http://mama.csad.ox.ac.uk), published by the Roman Society in 2013 as Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI: Monuments from Phrygia and Lykaonia. I have also edited two books on aspects of Anatolian history, one on the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon (Attalid Asia Minor: Money, International Relations, and the State, 2013), the other on the social history of rural Anatolia (Roman Phrygia: Culture and Society, 2013).

Research Keywords:

History, mostly pre-modern; geography; gender; society and economy.

Research Interests:

I am interested in most aspects of the ancient world, but particularly in people on the margins of Greco-Roman society: peasants, slaves, children, women, the illiterate and the underprivileged.

Full Publications:

Click here for a downloadable pdf of full publications:  Thonemann-publications210214.pdf

Selected Publications:

Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI: Monuments from Phrygia and Lykaonia, (Roman Society 2013).

Roman Phrygia: Culture and Society , P. Thonemann (ed.), (Cambridge University Press 2013).

Attalid Asia Minor: Money, International Relations, and the State , P. Thonemann (ed.), (Oxford University Press 2013).

The Maeander Valley: A Historical Geography from Antiquity to Byzantium, (Cambridge University Press 2011).

The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine, Co-author: Simon Price, (London: Allen Lane 2010).