Aneurin Ellis-Evans

Aneurin Ellis-Evans

George Cawkwell Tutorial Fellow in Ancient History; Associate Professor in Ancient History


I teach most of the Greek and Roman history papers we offer at Oxford. I also convene the Sexuality and Gender in Greece and Rome course for the Classics Faculty.


I currently have two main areas of research interest in Greek history. The first is the regional history of western Turkey from the Archaic through to the Imperial period. This was the subject of my first book, an exploration of the relationship between the island of Lesbos and the parts of Turkey opposite in antiquity, and my forthcoming second book, a reconstruction of the history of Alexandreia Troas in the Hellenistic period. In these and other publications I have been particularly interested in what the under-exploited evidence of coinage can tell us about regional connections, identity formation, and the impact of supra-regional states on a region’s history. My second area of research interest is the social and cultural history of the Hellenistic polis. Currently, I am working on a project exploring the relationship between polis institutions and Hellenistic literature and another on women’s history in the Hellenistic period.

Selected Publications


The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean (Oxford 2019).


‘Satire and the polis in Lucian’s Timon or The Misanthrope’ in D. Jolowicz and J.Elsner (eds.), Resistance and its Literary Forms (Cambridge 2023) 158-82.

‘The wreathed tetradrachms and gold staters of Magnesia on the Maeander’ in A. Meadows and U. Wartenberg (eds.), Presbeus: Studies in Ancient Coinage Presented to Richard Ashton (New York 2021) 239-334.

‘The Alexanders of Assos and Phokaia’ RN6 178 (2021) 57-89.

‘The late Hellenistic tetradrachms of Parion and Lampsakos’ AJN 32 (2020) 93-125.

‘Memnon and Mentor of Rhodes in the Troad’ NC 178 (2018) 33-69.

‘The history and coinage of Achaiion in the Troad’ REA 119.1 (2017) 25-47.

‘The koinon of Athena Ilias and its coinage’ AJN 28 (2016) 105-58.

‘Mytilene, Lampsakos, Chios and the financing of the Spartan fleet (406-404)’ NC 176 (2016) 1-19.

‘The Tyrants Dossier from Eresos’ Chiron 42 (2012) 181-210.

‘The ideology of public subscriptions’ in P. Martzavou and N. Papazarkadas (eds.), Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-Classical Polis: 4th Century BC to 2nd Century AD (Oxford 2012) 107-21.

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