New: Conference on Localism in the Hellenistic World at WIHS in April 2018, Call for Papers

Welcome to Ancient History and Classics @ This web space charts my research, teaching, and other academic and outreach activities. Keywords of my research include: localism and globalization; designs of federalism and polis governance; political culture; aristocratic rule and historical communication; cross-cultural studies on Greece, Rome, and China. 

Latest Publication: Hans Beck, "Between Demarcation and Integration. The Context of Foreign Policy in Classical Greece." In: G. Hellmann, A. Fahrmeir, M. Vec (eds), The Transformation of Foreign Policy. Drawing and Managing Boundaries from Antiquity to the Present. Oxford 2016: 75-104.