Eduardo García-Molina

Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: Seleukid imperial administration and ideology; Hellenistic numismatics and epigraphy; Sexuality and ethnicity in the historiography of Eastern polities; Comparative study of imperialism and empires; Hispanic reception of Classics in the 19th and 20th cen.
Education: B.A. (History) University of South Florida, 2015; B.A. (Interdisciplinary Classical Civilization) University of South Florida 2015; M.A. (Ancient History), Florida State University, 2018

Eduardo is a PAMW PhD student. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and earned his B.A. in both History and Interdisciplinary Classical Civilization from the University of South Florida in 2015. He then received his M.A. in Ancient History from Florida State University in 2018 after writing his Master's paper, “The Sick Man of Syria: Foreign Influence on the Late Seleukid State.”

His current work focuses on the communicative aspects of royal Hellenistic inscriptions. His interests lie in the lexicon employed and its subsequent relation to the infrastructural capacity of the Seleukid state. He also focuses on role of chora basilike and the projection of Seleukid power onto the hinterlands in response to the changing political dynamics of the Near East after the Treaty of Apameia in 188 BCE. In addition, he has a nascent fascination with hats and headgear on coinage.

He also researches the use of Graeco-Roman antiquity in the works of prominent Hispanic political theorists in the 19th and early 20th century. He has an overall interest in the way the ancient Mediterranean is received in Latin America, especially in the Caribbean.