Leah Lazar

The aim of my doctoral project is to provide a distinctive study of fifth-century BC Athenian power, which emphasises multi-directional and varied interaction between the Athenians and allied communities. I will analyse how allied agency was asserted, especially through negotiation, and will investigate how the allied experience of Athenian authority was differentiated or localised. The thesis will offer a new perspective on this canonical period of ancient history, differing from previous scholarly contributions in two key ways: through engagement with broader discussions about empire and power, and through new analysis of fifth-century Athenian epigraphic evidence. More generally, I am interested in Greek and Latin epigraphy of all periods, and I am in the process of learning Modern Greek.