Position title: Associate Professor & John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Chair of Ancient Greek History
Office: 5122 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5015 Mosse Humanities
Office Hours: On Leave
I am an historian of the ancient Greek world, specializing in the social, political and economic history of fifth- and fourth-century BCE Athens. My research focuses on the lived experience of marginalized peoples and the evidence they left behind. My main project examines poverty in fourth-century Athens, but I have also published work on ancient graffiti, political participation and female friendship.
Ph.D., University of Cambridge
M.A., King’s College London
B.A., University of Nottingham
Claire Taylor. Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Claire Taylor (Co-editor), and Kostas Vlassopoulos (Co-editor). Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Claire Taylor (Co-editor), and J.A. Baird (Co-editor). Ancient Graffiti in Context. London & New York: Routledge, 2012.
- ‘Women’s social networks and female friendship in the ancient Greek world’, Gender & History 23.3 (2011): 704-21.
- ‘Migration and the demes of Attica’, in Demography and Society in the Graeco-Roman World. New Approaches and Insights, edited by Claire Holleran & April Pudsey, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2011): 117-134.
- ‘Lead letter days: Writing, communication, and crisis in the ancient Greek world’, [co-authored with Esther Eidinow], Classical Quarterly, 60.1 (2010): 30-62.
- ‘From the whole citizen body? The sociology of election and lot in Athenian democracy’, Hesperia 76.2 (2007): 323-346.
- ‘A new political world’, in The Anatomy of Cultural Revolution. Athens 430-380 BC edited by R. Osborne. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2007): 72-90.
- History 110 – The Ancient Mediterranean
- History 200 – Historical Studies: Athens C. 550-450 BCE: The Making of a City – Syllabus 2022 (pdf)
- History 201 – The Historian’s Craft: Athenian Democracy – Syllabus 2022 (pdf)
- History 303 – A History of Greek Civilization – Syllabus 2021 (pdf)
- History 600 – Advanced Seminar in History: Citizens and Slaves in the Ancient Greek World – Syllabus 2020 (pdf)
- History 801 – Seminar in Ancient History: Manumission in the Ancient Greek and Roman World – Syllabus 2022 (pdf)