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Dr Benjamin Gray

MA, MPhil, DPhil
Quondam Fellow since 2013
Chancellor's Fellow in Classics, University of Edinburgh
Benjamin Gray began a new position as Chancellor's Fellow in Classics in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, where he undertook teaching and research in ancient Greek history. His main research project concerns ethical and political ideas in later Hellenistic epigraphy, literature and philosophy.


  • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College (from 2013)
  • Examination Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (from 2006 to 2013)
  • Undergraduate, Merton College, Oxford (from 2002 to 2006)

Research interests

  • Greek history and thought of the later Classical and Hellenistic periods
  • Developing for publication as a book a doctoral thesis entitled ‘Exile and the Political Cultures of the Greek Polis, c. 404–146 BC’
  • Working on a new project on Greek ethical and political thought in the later Hellenistic period (second and first centuries BC), which aims to integrate the evidence of civic inscriptions, literature and philosophy
  • Also interested in modern reception of ancient ethical and political ideas, especially in connection with migration and deportation and with the development of European socialism