Benjamin Millis

Originally trained as a philologist with an interest in ancient comedy, I received my Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a thesis providing an edition and commentary on the fragments of Anaxandrides, a 4th century Athenian comic poet. By that time, however, I had already spent three years at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, where my interests broadened considerably. Returning to Athens after receiving my degree, I remained at the American School, where I was the bibliographer and acquisitions librarian for the Blegen Library. In recent years, my research has concentrated primarily on various aspects of Late Hellenistic and Early Roman Corinth, including a prosopography of Corinth, written together with Ronald Stroud, in which I am responsible for all persons from 44 B.C. through to the end of Late Antiquity. I also continue to pursue other interests: most notably, S. Douglas Olson and I have nearly completed a new edition and book-length study of IG II2 2318–2325, which form the backbone for our understanding of the chronology of the Athenian dramatic poets as well as providing much information about the festivals at which they performed. As a Research Associate in Greek Epigraphy for the Emotions project, I am mainly working on the inscriptions of Attica and Asia Minor.

Select recent publications

'Corinthians in Exile 146-44 BC' in Onomatologos: Studies in Greek Personal Names Presented to Elaine Matthews, R.W.V. Catling and F. Marchand, eds., Oxford 2010, pp. 244-257

'The Social and Ethnic Origins of the Colonists in Early Roman Corinth' in Corinth in Context: Comparative Studies on Religion and Society, S.J. Friesen, D.N. Schowalter, and J.C. Walters, eds., Leiden/Boston 2010, pp. 13-35

'An Inscribed Corinthian Grave Monument', Hesperia 76 (2007) 359–364

'"Miserable Huts" in post-146 B.C. Corinth', Hesperia 75 (2006) 397–404