Julia Wilker

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Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
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Office Address: 
Cohen Hall 234, Office hours: W 2-3 pm
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Dr. phil. (Ancient History), Freie Universität Berlin (2005)

M.A. (History, Classical Archaeology), Freie Universität Berlin (2001)

Research and Teaching Interests: 

Hellenistic and Roman Near East

Jewish history in the Greco-Roman period

Late Classical Greece

Interstate relations

Selected Publications: 

Für Rom und Jerusalem. Die herodianische Dynastie im 1. Jahrhundert n.Chr. Frankfurt: Verlag Antike 2007.

“’God is with Italy now’. Pro-Roman Jews in the First Century CE”, in Benedikt Eckhardt (ed.), Groups, Normativity, and Rituals. Jewish Identity and Politics between the Maccabees and Bar Kokhba. Leiden et al.: Brill 2011, 157-187.

“Josephus, the Herodians and the Jewish War”, in Mladen Popovic (ed.), The Jewish War against Rome (66-70/74): Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Leiden et al.: Brill 2011, 271-289.

“Zu Fortwirken und Rezeption des Thukydides im 4. Jahrhundert v.Chr.”, in Ernst Baltrusch – Christian Wendt (eds.), Völkerrecht und Staatsverständnis bei Thukydides, Baden-Baden: Nomos  2011, 87-105.

ed., Maintaining Peace and Interstate Stability in Archaic and Classical Greece, Mainz: Verlag Antike 2012.

Work in Progress: 

Women and Dynastic Power in Hellenistic and early Roman Judea

Local, non-priestly elites in Judea, 2nd century B.C. – 2nd century C.E.

Concepts of interstate relations in late classical Greece


Recent Courses: 

undergraduate: Ancient Mediterranean Empires, Hellenistic and Roman Near East, History of Macedonia, Introduction to Greek and Roman History

graduate: : Jews in the Greek and Roman World, Problems in Roman History, Provincial Perspectives

Curriculum vitae: 
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