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Daniel W. Leon (B.A. Macalester College, M.A. University of Michigan, Ph.D. University of Virginia) is an Assistant Professor of Classics. His main area of research is Greek and Roman historical narrative, particularly as it reflects intercultural relations and the political uses of the past. Additional interests include the history of Roman Egypt, epigraphy, and papyrology. His first book, Arrian the Historian: Writing the Greek Past in the Roman Empire (University of Texas Press, 2021) uses Arrian of Nicomedia as a case study to examine the role of specialized historical research within the broader intellectual culture of the Roman Empire. A second book will focus on the reign of Philip Arrhidaeus and explore the symbolic significance of this understudied Macedonian king both throughout antiquity and in the context of modern Greek nationalism.
Leon, D. W. (2021). Arrian the Historian: Writing the Greek Past in the Roman Empire. University of Texas Press.
Leon, D. W. (2019). Arrian's Scythian logos. Mnemosyne, 72(4), 550-560. https://doi.org/10.1163/1568525X-12342612
Leon Ruiz, D. W., & Rask, K. A. (2019). New Light on Arrian's Praenomen through Digital Epigraphy. Histos, 13, 34-52.
Leon Ruiz, D. W. (2019). Performing Masculinity in Plutarch's Pyrrhus. Illinois Classical Studies, 44(1), 177-193.
Leon, D. W. (2016). The face of the emperor in Philo's Embassy to Gaius. Classical World, 110(1), 43-60. https://doi.org/10.1353/clw.2016.0068