Max Buckby

My research focuses on exploring the interrelationships between urban civic space and late republican military camps. This currently involves exploring extra-institutional space and the role of individuals and material agents, such as traders and coins, in stimulating political debate in these settings. By creating a database of numismatic finds in later republican camps, and the systematic analysis of iconography, I seek to highlight the importance of coinage in all military circumstances, not just moments of civil war, as a vehicle of communication and the formation of political opinion beyond the rhetoric of elite commanders in spaces such as the contio. 

Beyond this, I have further interests in the ancient world, as well as several modern ones. These include the epigraphic habits of Greek cities under the Roman Empire; ancient Mediterranean port societies; the manipulation of urban space during the American Revolution; as well as environmental and gender-based studies of the American West.