Dr Livia Capponi
Lecturer in Ancient History

  • Email: livia.capponi@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)191 2085241
  • Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
    Armstrong Building Room 3.11
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU.

    Office Hours 2013 2014: TBA


BA Classics, Pavia (Italy), 1998. PhD Oxford, 2004. PhD San Marino (RSM), 2006.

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Staff Development Unit, Newcastle University. Newcastle Teaching Award. 2009

Academic career

 1999-2002 Teacher of Latin, University of Oxford.

2002-2003 Research assistant at Centre for the Study of the Ancient Documents, University of Oxford.

2002-2003 Stipendiary Lecturer in Ancient History at Keble College and Wadham College, Oxford.

2006- Lecturer in Ancient History, Newcastle University






Research Interests

Hellenistic and Roman history, the Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, Egypt, Documentary Papyrology.

Current Work

  • Egyptian intellectuals in the Roman imperial period
  • The Jews in Egypt
  • The Books of Maccabees
  • Editions of unpublished Greek documentary papyri in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri (Oxford-London).
  • Rome-Jerusalem diplomatic relationships
  • Hadrian and Egypt


Undergraduate Teaching

Module leader 

CAH 3030 Jews in the Graeco-Roman World (Semester 1).

CAH 1001 Case Studies in Ancient History I. The Ancient Economy (Semester 1).

CAH 2012 Roman Egypt (running in 2013 2014) (Semester 2).

Contributing lecturer

CAH 2008 Issues in Ancient History (Semester 1)

CAH 3020/3021 Portfolio in Ancient History (both Semesters).


Postgraduate Teaching 


MA Ancient History Rulership, Power and Court Societies in the Ancient World. 


Module leader

CAH 8009 Approaches to Ancient History Research I

CAH 8010 Approaches to Ancient History Research II

CAH 8003 Dissertation


Contributing lecturer

CAC 8000 Research Skills and Dissertation Training (Semester 2)