Susanna Elm

Susanna Elm

Title
Sidney H. Ehrman Professor
Department
Department of History
Phone
(510) 642-2238
Research Expertise and Interest
history of the Later Roman Empire, pagan - Christian interactions, ancient medicine, slavery and the evolution of Christianity, leadership and empire, reception of antiquity
Research Description

My current research focuses on the reality of slavery in the later Roman empire and its impact on the formulation of core Christian tenets, especially in the writings of Augustine of Hippo.  I am also working on aspects of gender, barbarians, elite display, and its representations in the later Roman Empire.

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