Chris Blexrud

Social history has always been the calling of my heart and it is there that my research interests lie. I am particularly engaged with topics of the social history of the late Roman Empire and how the rise of Christianity interacted with the predominant social mores of the era. My research has also tended towards the social and political developments of Hellenistic Greece. My MA thesis focuses on the social role of mercenaries within Hellenistic democracies and how their needs began to shape the political considerations of Greek city-states. Additionally, I am concerned with the literary milieu of the Hellenistic period and its connection to the growth of an expanding Greek world with a more and more homogenous culture. Chris Blexrud email.