Dr Jelle Stoop

BA Oxford MPhil PhD Yale
Lecturer in Ancient History

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 6018
Fax +61 2 9351 3918

Biographical details

Born and raised in Belgium, I studied Classics and Ancient History at universities in the U.K. and in the U.S.A. I taught Greek and Roman history at the University of California, Berkeley for a year, before joining the University of Sydney.

Research interests

People, and the variety of ways they go about organizing their lives, fundamentally fascinate me. I study those who inhabited the Greek world, when it was at its most expansive, but also when its waning pretensions of imperialism gave way to an encroaching influx of Roman émigrés, roughly between 400 BCE and 200 CE. Within this context, I ask why certain attitudes, habits, and institutions of the Greek city-state continued seemingly unabated, while others died out. And in doing so, I reflect anthropologically on the peculiarities of ancient evidence, especially art and epigraphy.

Teaching and supervision

In addition to Greek and Latin languages, I have taught in Greek and Roman history, historical methodology, and sociological theory. And I have supervised honours theses in Ancient History.

I am keen to work with postgraduate students whose interests in the ancient world coincide with, or touch on, my own.

Current projects

My main project enquires into why Greek city-states got into an altogether odd habit of awarding statues to individuals by process of civic decree. There is a long history to be told here, about keeping up democratic appearances (which were, as such, quite real) that contains, however, episodes of élite interference and abuse. But the long-term effect of awarding statues exceeded that of community-élite interaction within any one city – it was motivated, too, by a rising demand for social integration of citizens between cities, Greeks as well as Romans.

Other projects are on Ionian migration throughout the fifth century BCE, on the legal institution of foreign judges, and on human resources in the early Roman empire.

Awards and honours

AAIA 2015-2016 Fellowship for Research in Greece

Other

I am the editor of the peer-reviewed journal Classicum, and welcome article submissions to be sent to me.

Selected grants

2017

  • Theatre and Autocracy in Ancient Greece; Wilson P, Csapo E, Paillard E, Stoop J, Le Guen B, Green J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2014

  • New Staff Start-Up grant; Stoop J; University of Sydney/Internal Research Grant Allocations.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Stoop, J. (2015). The 'windmill model' of the Augustan revolution. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 28(2), 774-779.
  • Stoop, J. (2014). About honorific statues (more than cities). Journal of Roman Archaeology, 27(2), 847-854.
  • Stoop, J. (2014). Two copies of a royal petition from Kerkeosiris, 163-145 BCE. Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 189, 185-193.

2015

  • Stoop, J. (2015). The 'windmill model' of the Augustan revolution. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 28(2), 774-779.

2014

  • Stoop, J. (2014). About honorific statues (more than cities). Journal of Roman Archaeology, 27(2), 847-854.
  • Stoop, J. (2014). Two copies of a royal petition from Kerkeosiris, 163-145 BCE. Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 189, 185-193.

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