Ewch i’r prif gynnwys
 Ana García Espinosa

Ana García Espinosa

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.


I am a PhD candidate working on Ctesias of Cnidus and his Persica. My interests span from gender and sexuality to ancient Greek warfare and Graeco-Persian interaction.




  • Garcia-Espinosa, A. (2022) Mercenary Armies and Power: the Narrative of Power in Xenophon's Anabasis. In: Furlan, U., Husøy, T.A., and Bohun, H. eds. Narratives of Power in the Ancient World. Cambridge Scholars.

Academic Background

MA Ancient History, Cardiff University (2018-2019)

BA (Hons) History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2012-2018)

BA (Hons) Classical Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2012-2018)


Diddordebau ymchwil

  • Ancient Greek Warfare.
  • Achaemenid Persia (559-331 BCE)
  • Gender and sexuality in Antiquity.
  • Greek and Persian interaction in the Archaic and Classical periods.
  • Cross cultural comparative between Greece and Persia.
  • Women and power during the Hellenistic period.
  • Iranian royal women, power and leadership.
  • Military leadership in Greece during the Archaic and Classical period.

Traethawd ymchwil

Women and leadership in Ctesias’ Persica. A feminist reading.

My PhD thesis consists of a historical and literary commentary with translation of Ctesias of Cnidus’ Persica. It will analyse the dynamics within the role Iranian royal women had in Achaemenid Persia, as well as their use of soft-power and their exercise of leadership.



Yr Athro Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Professor in Ancient History


Dr Alex McAuley

Senior Lecturer in Hellenistic History, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Meysydd arbenigol