Dr Lisa Kallet

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; Athenian democracy (with an interest in assembly dynamics, financial literacy and numeracy), and the interrelationship of democracy and empire, Attic epigraphy, Greek historiography, especially Thucydides. My current research is focused on a history of Athenian economic interests in the north Aegean and Thrace in the archaic and classical periods, numeracy in Athens, and Greek historiography. I have just completed a co-authored project that centres on the use of numismatic evidence for the history of the Athenian Empire on numismatics and the history of the Athenian empire. 

Research Keywords

Greek History, Historiography, Epigraphy, Athenian Democracy, Athenian Empire, Greek Economy.


Full Publications: dr_lisa_kallet_full_publications_list.docx

Selected Publication:

  • ATHENS AND THRACE - (M.A.) Sears Athens, Thrace, and the Shaping of Athenian Leadership. Pp. xvi + 328, ills, maps. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Cased, £60, US$95. ISBN: 978-1-107-03053-4.

  • The Origins of the Athenian Economic Arche

  • Thucydides, Apollo, the Plague and the War

  • Democracy, Empire and Epigraphy in the Twentieth Century

  • War, Plague and Politics in Athens in the 420s B.C.

  • Epigraphic geography: The tribute quota fragments assigned to 421/0-415/4 B.C.

  • Greed and injustice in classical Athens.

  • Thucydides and internal war

  • ‘Naupaktos, Naupaktians and Messenians in Naupaktos in the Peloponnesian War.'

  • More