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Dr Samuel D. Gartland
BA Oxf, MA, PhD Leeds


Departmental Lecturer in Ancient Greek History, Faculty of Classics
Lecturer in Ancient History, Christ Church
Lecturer in Ancient History, Corpus Christi College


Corpus Christi College


Dr Samuel D. Gartland


I am departmental lecturer in Greek History and lecturer in Ancient History at Corpus Christi and Christ Church. After a first degree in Ancient and Modern History at Corpus, I took a Masters and PhD in Classics at the University of Leeds. I thoroughly enjoy teaching, particularly Greek history and material culture, and was fortunate enough to be be given a Teaching Excellence Award by the university in 2013.

Research Keywords:

Greek history; Boiotia; Thebes; Geography; Pausanias

Research Interests:

I study the past communities and cultures of Greece with a particular interest in the interaction between geography and history. Much of my work has focused on Boiotia between the Archaic and Hellenistic periods, and I am currently preparing a book on fourth-century Boiotia for Pennsylvania University Press as well as an extended piece on Archaic Thebes for Oxford University Press.

Selected Publications:

'Thebes', in The Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World: Archaeohistories of 28 Sites, Sanctuaries, and Regions, P. Cartledge and P. Christensen (eds.), (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Boiotia in the Fourth Century BC, (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming).

'The electrum coinage of Thebes', Numismatic Chronicle 2013, (2013), 23-32.