Economou, Michael

Field: Ancient; Advisor: Schwartz

Michael S. Economou is a doctoral student in Ancient History. He received a BA in Literae Humaniores from the University of Oxford in 2014, and an MPhil in Classics from the University of Cambridge in 2016. His research focuses on the environmental, social and economic history of the ancient Levant, with a particular emphasis on Palestine in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. His work to date has covered a wide range of topics, including ancient Jewish coinage, Semitic epigraphy, Galilean ceramics and Roman banking practices in the eastern Mediterranean. Michael's research often crosses the boundaries of academic disciplines, and he enjoys working with and learning from colleagues with a wide range of specialisms. Michael is always delighted to communicate with scholars and students of any level who share his interests.