Professor Moyer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2004 in the interdisciplinary Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World. His first book, Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism (2011), explores the ancient history and modern historiography of cultural and intellectual encounters between ancient Greeks and Egyptians. This work ranges across the fields of history, classics, Egyptology, and the history of religions, and addresses questions of culture, identity, and agency in cross-cultural interactions.
In his current book project, entitled “At the Gates of the Temple,” he is studying the gates and forecourts of Egyptian temples as places of communication, interaction, and translation that connected indigenous Egyptians and the Ptolemaic state. He is co-editor of a special issue of Archiv für Religionsgeschichte on “The Religious Life of Things” (2016) with Celia Schultz, a collection of essays entitled Classicisms in the Black Atlantic (Oxford, 2020) with Adam Lecznar and Heidi Morse, and a volume on Cultures of Resistance in the Hellenistic East with Paul Kosmin (Oxford, 2022).
Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
“The Memphite Self-revelations of Isis and Egyptian Religion in the Hellenistic and Roman Aegean,” Religion in the Roman Empire 3.3 (2017): 318-343
“Why Cenchreae? The social topography of a desultory crossing in Apuleius’ Golden Ass,” Phoenix 70 (2016): 129-146
"Court, Chora and Culture in Late Ptolemaic Egypt," American Journal of Philology (132 (2011): 15-44.
"Herodotus and an Egyptian Mirage: The Genealogies of the Theban Priests," Journal of Hellenic Studies 122 (2002): 70-90.
- Interdepartmental Program in Ancient History
- Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History
- Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology
Field(s) of Study
- Ancient Greece and Egypt
- Ethnicity and culture in the ancient world
- Historiography and ethnography
- Religion and magic