Dr Charles Crowther

Academic Background

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.

Research Interests

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.

Research Keywords


  • Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions: Volume 1, Alexandria and the Delta (Nos. 1-206): Part I: Greek, Bilingual, and Trilingual Inscriptions from Egypt

  • The “Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions from Egypt” Project: Unpublished Texts

  • Eclipse Prediction on the Ancient Greek Astronomical Calculating Machine Known as the Antikythera Mechanism. p. 9 and Note S2: Eclipse Inscriptions, pp. 1-4

  • Eagles on Stags. An Underground Sanctuary in Perrhe, Commagene

  • New Commagenian Royal Inscriptions from the Neşet Akel Collection (Kâhta)