Nino Luraghi is Wykeham Professor of Ancient (Greek) History at the University of Oxford and a fellow of New College. He is an historian of the ancient Greek world with special interests in ethnicity, slavery and other systems of exploitation and autocratic rulership in the Greek city-states.

He has devoted research to Greek historiography, especially Herodotus and Thucydides as well as other historians of the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, with a particular interest in oral tradition and popular narrative. He has held academic appointments at universities in Germany, Italy, the United States and Canada.

Research cycle

Slavery, ethnicity and race in the Mediterranean. Ideas and attitudes from Homer to Columbus.

Nino Luraghi