Dr Jonathan Prag

Associate Professor in Ancient History; Fellow of Merton College


Dr Prag’s research focuses on the western Mediterranean in the fourth to first centuries BC, also known as the long Hellenistic period. He uses inscriptions, particularly those from Sicily, to examine questions of identity, including Punic identity, in the western Mediterranean and to explore the origins and development of the provincial system under the Roman Republic. He also studies the principal literary source for Roman Sicily, Cicero's Verrines.


  • Ancient Sicily
  • Roman Republic
  • Roman imperialism
  • Greek inscriptions
  • Latin inscriptions
  • Roman Sicily
  • Greek Sicily

Media experience

Dr Prag has experience of broadcast interviews.


English, Italian