Fiona Phillips

My research focuses on cultural change in Hekatomnid Karia. This encompasses sociolinguistic change; the expression of epichoric cults and religious behaviour; and shifts in the Karian social structure, from the dynasts through poleis/komai to the Leleges. My aim is to identify these changes and question the agency of both Greek influences and Hekatomnid policy, given the relative paucity and irregular distribution of comparative pre-Hekatomnid evidence available.


As an aside to this research I have been learning alphabetic Anatolian languages (primarily Karian and Lykian) and developed an interest in alphabetic contact and variation in western Asia Minor.