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Benjamin Abbott

Ben joined the Ancient History graduate group in 2016. He received his B.A. from Binghamton University in Classical Studies in 2015. His interests are primarily in the Hellenistic period, with a focus on the Seleucid Empire, the campaigns of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic East. More broadly, he is interested in questions of ethnicity, cross-culturalism, and in attempting to highlight the perspectives and agency of those who often lack a voice in ancient and modern historical narratives. He is also interested in questions of violence and morality in the ancient world, how individuals experienced and were affected by military conflict, and in how subjugated populations were used and exploited by ancient military systems.