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Reece Edmends

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2019

Bio

I was brought up in the UK and read Classics at King's College, Cambridge, where I received a first-class honours degree in 2016. I also have a Master's degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe, Natolin (Poland). In 2018-19, I returned to King's, receiving an M.Phil. in Classics under the aegis of Dr. John Patterson.

 I'm interested in Roman politics in the late Republic and early Principate, as well as in the history of political thought. Recently, I have been looking at how the metaphor of manumission was used by Romans to represent freedom from domination in the political sphere. I've also written about Montesquieu's Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and their Decline, and about the fourteenth-century demagogue Cola di Rienzo's appropriation of the classical Roman Republic.