My name is Adrian S. Erben, I am a German ancient historian and currently employed as a research assistant in the DFG Research Unit 2757 (“Local Self-Governance in the Context of Weak Statehood in Antiquity and the Modern Era”) at the University of Würzburg.

I am particularly interested in the ordering of communities from a local perspective and non-imperial actors. Geographically, I have specialised on the Roman Orient (especially Syria).

In my dissertation, I pursue the question of what role local groups played in ensuring the stability of the local order arrangement in the ancient metropolis of Antiocheia on the Orontes.


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