Prof. Nicholas CrossNicholas Cross

Adjunct Professor
Ancient Greek History



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Professor Cross holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in religion and ancient history. After spending eight years working in South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines, he returned to his native state of New York to study ancient history at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2016 for work on classical Greek interstate alliances. During this time, he taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Queens College, The City College of New York, and the College of Staten Island.

His research interests include Greek and Roman history, interstate relations, ancient religions, numismatics, historiography, and Greek and Latin languages. Currently, he is working on two projects relating to the classical Greek world, one that focuses on the intersection of religion and interstate relations, and another that explores the relationship of civic coinage to political sovereignty. He teaches the classes Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Themes in Global History to 1500 C.E.

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