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Professor Christopher Tuplin MA DPhil

Gladstone Professor of Greek Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

I started out as an Oxford-trained classicist and ancient historian, with a particular interest in the pre-Macedonian fourth century and the writings of Xenophon of Athens. In the early 1980s - not least thanks to the influence of the Groningen-based Achaemenid History Workshop (1983-1990) - I began to work on the Achaemenid Persian Empire, and this has now for many years been a primary element in my academic profile. In addition to various other projects I am currently engaged, along with Professor John Ma (Columbia Universty), in writing and editing material for Arshama and Egypt: The Bodleian Letters in Context -- the multi-author published outcome of an AHRC-funded project which ran in Oxford in 2010-2011. I have recently signed a contract with CUP to produce a large-scale commentary on Xenophon's Anabasis.