MA Ancient World Studies
In 2006 I decided it would be fun to follow my Computer Science undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree in Ancient World Studies. This involved me attempting to learn Latin (badly) and Greek (abandoned part-way through the year), as well as writing two essays and a dissertation, and delivering a presentation. Despite coming to the subject with no relevant qualifications, I passed the course and received my degree in 2007.
- Representation of Ancient Warfare in Modern Video Games - Dissertation which has been cited by other scholars.
- The Periclean Citizenship Law of 451/0 B.C. - An analysis of a citizenship law in ancient Athens, for my Demes and Democracy module. This was turned into a 15 minute presentation which I delivered at a postgraduate conference.
- Frontiers and fortifications in the later Roman Empire - Looking at the borders of the Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries AD, for my Later Roman Army module.
- New techniques for studying the ancient world - Essay to go alongside a presentation looking at the application of technology to ancient history.