School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Emma Nicholson

Emma Nicholson

A re-evaluation of Philip V of Macedon in light of recent research in Polybian scholarship and epigraphic evidence.

My thesis focuses on evaluating the character and policies of Philip V of Macedon by assessing the extent to which we can trust Polybius’ depiction of the king in response to changing attitudes towards his reliability.

This will contribute to the recent resurgence of interest in Polybian scholarship, as a substantial re-evaluation of Philip has not yet been conducted since Walbank (1940 and 1967).

Subject area: Ancient History

Other research interests:

Ancient Greek history and historiography, Hellenistic period, kingship and warfare

Curriculum Vitae:

2008-2009: MA Ancient History (Royal Holloway, University of London)
2005-2008: BA Ancient History (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Awards and funding:

2012-2015: AHRC PhD studentship (£13,590/annum plus fees)
2005: Undergraduate Award (£1000)


2008: Driver Prize for overall achievement in the Ancient History BA programme at Royal Holloway University


2013/4: Postgraduate Form Chair and Conference Organiser
2012/3: Postgraduate Forum Secretary