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UK Fellow, Classical Antiquity, elected in 1989

Professor David Thomas FBA

About this Fellow

Classics and Ancient History



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Papyrology, University of Durham

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Palaeography, University of Durham, 1966 - 1977
  • Reader, Professorial Fellow in Papyrology, University of Durham, 1977 - 1992


The Oxyrhynchus papyri (vols XXXVIII, XLIV, XLVII, L, LVII, LX,LV-LXVIII) 1971-2013

The epistrategos in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (2 vols) 1975, 1982

The Vindolanda writing tablets (2 vols) 1983, 1994

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Ancient Greek history, especially politics and political institutions, and the literary and other sources for ancient history