Daniel William Leon Ruiz

Assistant Professor of Classics

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Daniel W. Leon (B.A. Macalester College, M.A. University of Michigan, Ph.D. University of Virginia) is an Assistant Professor of Classics.  His main area of research is Greek and Roman historical writing, particularly as it reflects intercultural relations and the political uses of the past.  He has done some work on Roman Egypt, including a published edition of a papyrus document from Oxyrhynchus (Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 49: 95-108, 2012) and a forthcoming article on Philo's account of his attempt to intercede with the emperor Gaius during a period of interethnic strife in Alexandria.  He is also working on a monograph about Arrian of Nicomedia's history of Alexander the Great and its relationship to the intellectual culture of the Roman Empire.