reception of antiquity
Areas of expertise
Ancient economic and social history, especially Rome, including imperialism, trade, demography, urbanisation and agriculture. The place of classical antiquity in 18th- and 19th-century thought, especially social and political theory. Theory and philosophy of history.
Publications include: Metropolis and Hinterland: the city of Rome and the Italian economy (1996); Writing Ancient History (1999); Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History (2004); Trade in Classical Antiquity (2007); Antiquity and Modernity (2008).