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  • State Aristocracy: Resident Senators and Absent Emperors in Late-Antique Rome AD 320-400, Dissertation, University of Cambridge 2010.
  • From Empire to Universal State: Emperors, Senators and Local Élites in Early Imperial and Late-Antique Rome (c. 25 BCE – 400 CE), Empire and After, Pennsylvania University Press, Philadelphia 2023 (in press).

Edited Books

  • John Weisweiler (ed.), Debt in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East: Credit, Money and Social Obligation in David Graeber's Axial Age (c. 700 BCE – 700 CE), Oxford University Press, New York 2022.
  • Myles Lavan, Richard Payne und John Weisweiler (eds.), Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Élites and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East, Oxford Studies in Early Empires, Oxford University Press, New York 2016.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • ‘Vigilanz, Elitenmacht und die Formierung des spätantiken Steuerstaats’, in: Magdalena Butz , Felix Grollmann und Florian Mehltretter (eds), Sprachen der Wachsamkeit, Cultures of Vigilance 5, Berlin und Boston 2023: 27-46.
  • (with Myles Lavan:) 'Capital in the Roman empire: the scope for Pikettian dynamics in an ancient agrarian economy', in: Neville Morley and Max Koedijk, Capital in Classical Antiquity, Palgrave Studies in Ancient Economies, Cham 2022: 205-242.
  • 'Capital Accumulation, Supply Networks and the Composition of the Roman Senate', 14-235 CE', Past & Present 253 (2021): 3-44.
  • 'The Heredity of Senatorial Status in the Early Empire', Journal of Roman Studies 110 (2020): 29-56.
  • 'Paideia in the Andes: Sabine MacCormack on the History of Imperial Culture in Late Antiquity', in: Clifford Ando and Marco Formisano (eds), The New Late Antiquity: A Gallery of Intellectual Portraits (19th Century Through Present), Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg 2021: 643-657.
  • 'El capital en el siglo IV: Poder aristocrático, desigualdad y estado en el imperio romano', in: M. Campagno, J. Gallego, C.G. García Mac Gaw (eds), Capital, deuda y desigualdad: Distribuciones de la riqueza en el mediterráneo antiguo, Estudios del Mediterráneo Antiguo 12, Miño y Dávila, Buenos Aires 2017, 147-158.
  • 'Unraveling the Fall: Republicanism, Monarchism and the History of Decline and Fall in Rome', in: Takashi Minamikawa (ed), Decline and Decline Narratives in the Greek and Roman Worlds, Kyoto University, Kyoto 2017, 87-101.
  • 'Populist Despotism and Infrastructural Power in the Later Roman Empire', in: Clifford Ando und Seth Richardson (eds), Ancient States and Infrastructural Power: Europe, Asia and America, Empire and After, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia 2017, 149-178.
  • 'From Empire to World-State: Ecumenical Language and Cosmopolitan Consciousness in the Later Roman Aristocracy', in: Myles Lavan, Richard Payne and John Weisweiler (eds), Cosmopolitanism and Empire in Ancient Eurasia: Universal Rulers, Local Elites and Cultural Integration, Oxford Studies in Early Empires, New York 2016, 187-208.
  • (with Myles Lavan and Richard Payne:) 'Cosmopolitan Politics: Assimilation and Subordination in Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Empires', in: Myles Lavan, Richard Payne and John Weisweiler (eds), Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local elites and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East, Oxford Studies in Early Empires, New York 2016, 1-28.
  • 'Honorific Statues and the Formation of a Global Memoryscape in the Later Roman Empire', in: Karl Galinsky and Kenneth Lapatin (eds), Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire, Getty Trust Publications, Los Angeles 2016, 66-85.
  • 'The Roman Aristocracy between East and West: Divine Monarchy, State-Building and the Transformation of the Roman Senatorial Order (c. 25 BCE – 425 CE)', in: Takashi Minamikawa (ed), New Approaches to the Later Roman Empire: Proceedings of a Conference held at Kyoto University on 8 March 2014, Kyoto University, Kyoto 2015, 31-52.
  • 'Autopsy and Authority in Ammianus Marcellinus', in: Lieve Van Hoof and Peter Van Nuffelen (eds), A Magic Stronger Than a Governor’s Power: Literature and Society in the Fourth Century A.D., Mnemosyne Supplements, Brill, Leiden 2014, 103-133.
  • 'Domesticating the Senatorial Elite: Universal Monarchy and Transregional Aristocracy in the Fourth Century AD', in: Johannes Wienand (ed), Contested Monarchy: Integrating the Roman Empire in the Fourth Century AD, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2014, 17-41.
  • 'From Equality to Asymmetry: Honorific Statues, Imperial Power and Senatorial Identity in Late-Antique Rome', Journal of Roman Archaeology 25 (2012), 319-350.
  • 'Inscribing Imperial Power: Letters from Emperors in Late-Antique Rome', in: Ralph Behrwald und Christian Witschel (eds), Historische Erinnerung im städtischen Raum: Rom in der Spätantike, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart 2012, 305-323.
  • 'The Price of Integration: State and Élite in Symmachus' Correspondence', in: Peter Eich, Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner and Christian Wieland (eds), Staatlichkeit und Staatswerdung in Spätantike und Früher Neuzeit, Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg 2011, 346-375.
  • 'Christianity and War: Ammianus on Power and Religion in Constantius' Persian War', in: Andy Cain and Noel Lenski (eds), Seventh Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot 2009, 383-396.
  • (with Christoph Riedweg:) ‘Gute Freunde, schlechte Freunde: Nochmals zu Plaut. Bacch. 540-51’, Hermes 132.2 (2004),141-151.

Dictionary Articles, Reviews and Short Pieces

  • Review of Tabea L. Meurer, Vergangenes verhandeln. Spätantike Statusdiskurse senatorischer Eliten in Gallien und Italien, Berlin 2019, Klio (eingereicht).
  • 'Inequality', Oxford Classical Dictionary, June 2022, digital edition
  • Review of Laurens Tacoma, Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD, Oxford 2020, Journal of Roman Studies 112 (2022).
  • Review of Muriel Moser, Emperors and Senators in the Reign of Constantius II: Maintaining Imperial Rule Between Rome and Constantinople in the Fourth Century, Cambridge 2018, Plekos 22 (2020).
  • Review of Alex Imrie, The Antonine Constitution: An Edict for the Caracallan Empire, Leiden 2018, American Historical Review 125 (2020), 702-3.
  • Review of Edward Watts, The Final Pagan Generation, Berkeley 2015, Phoenix 71 (2017), 198-200.
  • Review of Olivier Hekster, Emperors and Ancestors: Roman Rulers and the Constraints of Tradition, Oxford 2015, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.08.24.
  • 'A Late-Antique Diptych: Two Japanese Papers on Late Roman Social History', in: Takashi Minamikawa (ed), New Approaches to the Later Roman Empire: Proceedings of a Conference held at Kyoto University on 8 March 2014, Kyoto University Press, Kyoto 2015, 79-84.
  • Review of Johannes Lipps, Carlos Machado and Philipp von Rummel (eds), The Sack of Rome in 410, Wiesbaden 3013, Sehepunkte 14 (2014) no. 11.
  • Review of Leslie Dossey, Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa (Berkeley 2010) and Cam Grey, Constructing Communities in the Late Roman Countryside (Cambridge 2011), Journal of Roman Studies 104 (2014), 350-352.
  • 'Roman lieux de mémoire’, Classical Review 59.2 (2009): 548-9 (review of Elke Stein-Hölkeskamp and Karl-Joachim Hölkeskamp [eds], Erinnerungsorte der Antike: die römische Welt, Munich 2006).
  • 'Recent Research on Late-Antique Rome', The Kyoto Journal of Ancient History 7 (2007): 37-46 (reviews of J. Curran, Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the Fourth Century, Oxford 2000; M.R. Salzman, The Making of a Christian Aristocracy: Social and Religious Change in the Western Roman Empire, Cambridge [Mass.] 2000; H. Niquet, Monumenta Virtutum Titulique: Senatorische Selbstrepräsentation im Spiegel der epigraphischen Denkmäler, Stuttgart 2000).