I am researching the kinship network of local rulers and dynasts across the Near East in the first centuries BC and AD, some of whom the Romans thought of as ‘client kings’. They formed a highly complex and flexible transregional aristocracy between the Roman and Arsacid empires. I am interested in family history, elite kinship strategies, patterns of benefaction (especially in late-Hellenistic basileia), and in the history of property.
As an undergraduate I read Classics and Sanskrit at St Anne’s. I also read Biblical Hebrew.