My research interests are in Hellenistic Greek history, in particular the history of institutions, and more generally in Greek and Latin epigraphy. I have worked closely with Professor Alan Bowman in a series of projects involving Information Technology to improve the reading and decipherment of ancient documents written on wood, lead, stone and other surfaces.
After a state grammar school education I read Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1977-80). I have an M.A. in Classics from the University of Cincinnati (1984) and a Doctorate in Ancient History from King's College London (1990). I have taught at King's College London and the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations in Changchun, P.R. China. I have been working in Oxford since 1994 and have been at the CSAD since its establishment.
“Inscriptions from the Necropolis of Perrhe”, in Von Kummuh nach Telouch. Historische und archäologische Untersuchungen in Kommagene. (Asia Minor Studien 64, Bonn 2011), 367-394, [with M. Facella]
The Customs Law of Asia (OUP, 2008) [joint editor with M. Cottier, M.H. Crawford, B.M. Levick]
“The Dionysia at Iasos: its artists, patrons and audience”, in The Greek Theatre and Festivals. Documentary Studies (OUP 2007), 294-334
“New Evidence for the Ruler Cult of Antiochos of Commagene from Zeugma”, in Neue Forschungen zur Religionsgeschichte Kleinasiens. (Asia Minor Studien 49, Bonn 2003), 41-80, [with M. Facella]
“Minoan Dikta”, ch. 12 of The Palaikastro Kouros. A Minoan Chryselephantine Statuette and its Aegean Bronze Age Context (BSA Studies 6, 2000), 145-148.