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Jeremy McInerney

Professor of Classical Studies, Faculty Advisor, Post-baccalaureate Program
Penn Arts & Sciences
Classical Studies

Dr. McInerney has written on ethnicity at the local level in a book on ancient Phokis and recently returned to this topic, editing a volume for Blackwell on ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. He has developed ideas in this area in a series of papers on Delphi and Kalapodi, exploring network theory as a way of understanding the development and role of sanctuaries in their regional settings. Between these projects Dr. McInerney wrote a study of cattle in the Greek world that addressed questions around cattle, from the empirical (who owns the herds, where are they raised, what do cows cost in the 5th century) to the interpretive (why are there so many myths about cattle, what lies at the heart of sacrifice). Not long ago he collaborated with his Leiden colleague, Ineke Sluiter, in organizing a Penn/Leiden colloquium on Landscape. Their co-edited volume appeared in 2016. His most recent publication is Ancient Greece: A New History, published by Thames and Hudson.

Dr. McInerney is currently at work on a few different projects. One is an investigation of the relations between Athens and Lemnos in the 5th century. Part of this involves a reinvestigation of the Hephaisteion. He has also returned to Phocian questions and is developing a study of hybridity in Greek culture.


Selected Publications:

Cattle of the Sun: Herding and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece (2010)

The Folds of Parnassos: Land and Ethnicity in Ancient Phokis (1999)

Blackwell’s Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean¬†(2014)

(With Ineke Sluiter) Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity (2016)

A New History of Ancient Greece (2018)

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