Department of History

Qizhen Xie

Ph.D. Candidate
Research Interests Seleucid Anatolia from early to mid Hellenistic period 300-150 BCE, particularly western Asia Minor, Property ownership, land economy, and bureaucracy in the Hellenistic world, Greek epigraphy


My interest lies in the relationships between lands, people, and institutions in the Seleucid Empire as well as in the Hellenistic world, and particularly in how lands are organized and administered by fiscal agencies and functioned as the nuclei of the Seleucid rule in Asia Minor. During the dissertation phase, I intend to examine different types of landholding in western Asia Minor during the first hundred years of Seleucid rule, what they meant to farmers and local elites, and their connection with the Achaemenid past.