Ph.D. in Classical Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Roy specializes in the history, literature, and politics of fifth-century Greece and in how the Greeks interacted with other civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean, such as the Persians, Egyptians, and Phoenicians. While Herodotus is her primary focus, she claims Thucydides as her first love in Classics, and keeps finding herself turning to Xenophon, Ctesias, and Polybius as well. Dr. Roy has published articles on Herodotus, Lucretius, and pedagogy; she also contributed several articles to the forthcoming Herodotus Encyclopedia. Works in progress include articles on Aeschylus and Just War Theory, Herodotus and Egyptian Monarchy, and the influence of Plutarch's Solon on the American Revolution. She is also working on a monograph on political theory in Herodotus' Histories.
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