Welcome to Ancient History and Classics @ hansbeck.org. This web space charts my academic engagement: research, teaching, outreach, and related movements (/news). Keywords of my work include: localism and globalization; designs of federalism and polis governance; political culture; elite rule and historical communication; cross-cultural approaches to Greece, Rome, and China. 

New 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.