John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Associate Professor 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 (2017). Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens. Oxford University Press
Claire Taylor (2015). Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World. Oxford University Press
Claire Taylor (2012). Ancient Graffiti in Context. London & New York: Routledge
- ‘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.