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Dr Kathryn Stevens

Kathryn Stevens is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Classics, as well as a Tutorial Fellow in Ancient History at Corpus Christi College.

Dr Stevens’ research is primarily in Greek and Near Eastern cultural and intellectual history, with a particular focus on the Hellenistic period. Her first monograph, Between Greece and Babylonia: Hellenistic Intellectual History in Cross-Cultural Perspective (CUP, 2019) examines connections between Greek and Babylonian scholarship in the Hellenistic period and argues for a new, cross-cultural approach to the writing of Hellenistic intellectual history.

She is particularly interested in historiographical and chronographic texts from the later first millennium BCE, and the ways in which scholars from different cultural and intellectual traditions engaged with contemporary imperialism.

Research interests: Hellenistic history; Seleucid empire; Hellenistic Babylonia; Ancient imperialism; Greek historiography; Mesopotamian history; Intellectual history