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UK Fellow, Classical Antiquity, elected in 2007

Professor Nicholas Purcell FBA

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About this Fellow

Roman social, economic and cultural history, combining the evidence of inscriptions, literary texts, and archaeology; the place of ancient history in the long-term history of the Mediterranean basin and its adjoining regions.

Website: http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/nicholaspurcell.html

Appointments

Current post

  • Camden Professor of Ancient History, Brasenose College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, St John's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in Ancient History, St John's College University of Oxford, 1979
  • Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, St John's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in Ancient History, St John's College University of Oxford, 1979
  • Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, St John's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in Ancient History, St John's College University of Oxford, 1979
  • Camden Professor of Ancient History, Brasenose College University of Oxford, 2011

Publications

The Corrupting Sea Chapters in the 2nd edition of The Cambridge Ancient History, cols. VI, IX, X, XI with Peregrine Horden

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