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Marios Anastasiadis M.A.

Marios Anastasiadis

Okt. 2022 – Sept. 2023


Department of Classics
The University of Edinburgh
Old Medical School
Teviot Place

10/2022 – present
DAAD PhD-Stipendiat, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Tiersch

10/2020 – present
PhD Classics, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Supervisors: Dr David Lewis; Professor Mirko Canevaro

10/2019 – 09/2020
MA Classics, Durham University, U.K.

10/2016 – 07/2019
BA Philosophy, University of Essex, U.K.

Greek Slavery and Social Mobility, 800-350 BC

My project is the first ever sustained study of Greek slavery and social mobility. It does away with centuries of master-centric approaches to slavery and aims to reintegrate slaves as actors into our understanding of ancient Greece by paying particular attention to its economy and development.

Drawing from a range of sources and parallel slave systems, I argue that slave status does not negate the capacity for agency and, as the American historian Ira Berlin reminds us, 'like all human history, slaves' history must deal not only with what was done to them but also what they did for themselves'. It is through this lens that I examine master-slave friction and interdependence across Greek states and specifically the tools slaves used to affirm their humanity and negotiate, improve, and exit their condition.

in preparation
"Saving a slave: the economics of slave medical treatment in classical Greece"