Eugenia Vitello

My dissertation will focus on female economic and social agency in the Graeco-Roman cities of the province of Asia. Starting from the epigraphic and numismatic documentation and comparing it with the literary and papyrological evidence from other areas of the Ancient Mediterranean, I will specifically assess the phenomenon of female euergetism and its differences and/or similarities with its male counterparty in urban communities.

Alongside my DPhil, my current research interests mainly involve the Social and Economic History of the Ancient Mediterranean, Gender Studies, the History of Historiography, and the Reception of Classical Antiquity in the 20th and 21st centuries.