Sam Butler

Sam Butler

Ancient History Entry Year: 2015

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Sam received his B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Chicago in 2014, where he graduated in 2014 with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. His senior thesis explored the issues of identity formation and cultural contact in Karia in the 5th–3rd centuries B.C.

Since coming to Brown, Sam has taken part in the Visible Words Project’s workshop in Cambodia (2016), which investigated the material aspects of inscriptions as well as digital methods of recording and studying inscriptions; and the British School at Athens’ summer course in epigraphy (2017).

Sam’s research focuses on the epigraphic culture(s) of the ancient Mediterranean world, with a focus on Greece and Anatolia. Sam is also interested in the intersections of cross-cultural contact, social memory, and identity formation in ancient societies.

In his spare time, Sam enjoys running all over the beautiful city of Providence.


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