James Wolfe

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hellenic Studies, funded by the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity 2021-2022

Ph.D., Classics, The Ohio State University, 2020


James Wolfe is a historian of Roman institutions and the Roman administration in early Christian communities in the late antique Near East, and especially in Syriac-speaking communities in the late Roman empire. His research focuses on cultural exchange in Roman imperial contexts and the replication of Roman thought-patterns in Greek, Syriac, and Armenian texts. James received his Ph.D. in Greek and Latin from the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University in December 2020, where he studied the ways in which Syriac-speaking communities and their texts engaged with contemporary Roman ideologies of ethnicity and citizenship. He has also worked on the reception of Plutarch in Armenian historiography (JECS 31.1, forthcoming), as well as the reception of Ephrem in two early-modern Armenian manuscripts.