Ian Oliver has studied Greek History and Literature from many different angles in his career, including a reimagining of Plato’s perfect city, Kallipolis, using fantasy-fiction; investigating the causes behind the rise of Greek mercenaries in the fourth century and Archaic Greek Elegiac Poetry. He eventually wrote his dissertation on the effect of orality and audience on Herodotus, the original Greek historian. Ian has an article forthcoming in The Classical Journal and is slowly converting his dissertation into a book, due out sometime in the next eternity. He lives with his wife and three boys in Denver, where he enjoys hiking, craft beer, and summers with his family.

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