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Ian Moyer

Associate Professor

Office Location(s): 2741 Haven Hall
Phone: 734.763.5855
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Interdepartmental Program in Greek and Roman History
    • Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History
    • Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology
  • Fields of Study
    • Ancient Greece and Egypt
    • Ethnicity and culture in the ancient world
    • Historiography and ethnography
    • Religion and magic
  • About

    Ian Moyer completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, and before coming to Michigan, he taught in the History and Classics departments at Pomona College. He has also been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

    His recent book, Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism, explores the ancient history and modern historiography of cultural and intellectual encounters between ancient Greeks and Egyptians. This work ranges across the fields of history, classics, Egyptology, and the history of religions, and addresses questions of culture, identity, and agency in cross-cultural interactions.

    In his current work, he is reassessing relations between the Graeco-Macedonian state and the indigenous élite in Ptolemaic Egypt, and examining new political and cultural practices that were developed through transcultural interactions and negotiations.

    Selected Publications:
    Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
    "Court, Chora and Culture in Late Ptolemaic Egypt," American Journal of Philology (132 (2011): 15-44.
    "Herodotus and an Egyptian Mirage: The Genealogies of the Theban Priests," Journal of Hellenic Studies 122 (2002): 70-90.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2004