Ana García Espinosa
Research student, School of History, Archaeology and Religion
I am a PhD student working on Ctesias of Cnidus and his Persica. My interests span from gender and sexuality to ancient Greek warfare and Graeco-Persian interaction.
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)
- 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.
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.