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Dr Alfred Hirt DPhil

Lecturer in Roman History Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


    Personal Statement

    My research interests cover the economy, society and administration of the Roman empire, the Roman army, the history and geography of the Hellenistic and Roman Near East, and Phoenician and Punic history. I have published on the role of the Roman state in mining and quarrying throughout the empire (a research topic I frequently revisit). At current, I am conducting research on the production of geographical knowledge in the Near East before Alexander and on Phoenicia in particular. And at present I am teaching undergraduate modules on the Fall of the Roman Republic and the Rome's Western provinces and a postgraduate module on written sources and the Roman Economy