Stephan Nitu

My research highlights the methodological pitfalls of attempting to quantify economic development in the Greek world. Current scholarship is marred by inconsistencies and fallacies related to economic data collection and processing, and this thesis aims to reframe the question of economic development in a manner that is more robust, emic, and multidimensional.


My previous work, always guided by interdisciplinary methods, has explored issues of social (dis)order in Athens: competitive altruism in elite liturgies or sound as a structuring agent of funerary experience. My recent MPhil thesis examined the production of Athenian history on being defeated by Macedon, from an initially pluralistic response to an eventual monolithic, Demosthenic narrative.