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Archaic Ambracia, Epirote Ethnicity and an Early Elegiac Lament (SEG 41.540A)

Ephraim Lytle, University of Toronto
Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:00-6:00 PM
2175, Classics Library Angell Hall Map
Ephraim Lytle received his B.A. in Classics from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Classics from Duke University. His research focuses on Greek social and economic history, with much of it treating activities and social classes peripheral to the polis and an ancient ideological focus on the citizen farmer. These interests include ancient fishing, fishermen and, more generally, the sea. Such fluid subjects are not easily demarcated, and while his research pays careful attention to epigraphic or literary texts it also tends to be wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, incorporating interests that include, for example, ecology, ethnography, anthropology, the history of technology, and the longue durée.

He has published articles that treat historical questions related to various Greek epigraphic documents--the Kean ruddle decrees, the temple accounts from Hellenistic Delos, a Boeotian price decree, an Ephesian building account, a letter of Hadrian to Athens--as well as long-form articles that tackle problems ranging from the legal status of the sea and its fisheries in the ancient Mediterranean to the role of regional social and religious contexts in Oppian's Halieutica. His first book, forthcoming at Cambridge University Press, treats the social and economic importance of the tuna and its large-scale capture in Ancient Greece.
Building: Angell Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Classical Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Classical Studies, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology