Marios Anastasiadis

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The University of Edinburgh

Slavery and Social Mobility in Classical Athens, 800-300 BC

With the help of the EHS bursary I was able go into my final year of doctoral research uninterrupted. It proved to be a particularly productive year, during which my thesis took real shape. I have now produced the first ever sustained study of Greek slavery and social mobility, a study that does away with centuries of master-centric approaches and aims to reintegrate slaves as (economic) actors into our understanding of ancient Greece. I have most recently passed my third annual review and am now preparing for the viva, expected to be held in early 2024. Parallel research has also resulted in a forthcoming paper on the economic rationale for the medical treatment of Greek slaves before and after the slave market.