Martin Hallmannsecker

Dissertation title: The Cultural Identity of the Ionians in Roman Asia Minor

'In my thesis, I examine expressions of a distinct Ionianness in the Roman Empire. This includes the fields of onomastics, dating systems and month names, cult practice and myth, and the Ionic dialect, as well as claims to Ionianness found outside of Ionia. Another intriguing phenomenon I discuss at length is the survival of the Ionian Koinon into the Roman period, which is attested in literary, epigraphic, and numismatic sources.

I very much enjoy working with all kinds of inscriptions and am interested in the history of Greek religion, the so-called Second Sophistic writers, and the impact of Roman rule on Greek civic culture.'