Lionel Sanders, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
My current research is largely centered upon the relations of Greeks, native Egyptians and Jews in ancient Alexandria in the first century AD. I am trying to ascertain what caused the hostilities between these ethnic groups and whether we can argue that antisemitism underlies this friction.
A paper on the implications of the visit of the Jewish king Agrippa I to Alexandria in 37 AD for the issue of myth, memory and Jewish identity will be published shortly in a volume of essays on this topic, presented originally at the conference on Myth , Memory and Jewish Identity at Concordia in May 2011.
I am also currently working on Greek Sicily in the 4th century BC with the purpose of bringing to completion my third book on the subject, entitled "Dion: A Deconstructive Biography".
PhD McMaster University (1970)
MA University of London (1966)
BA University of London (1963)