AboutAaron L. Beek is a philologist and historian with two primary research areas: ancient banditry/piracy and ancient North Africa. More broadly, he works on a swath of Middle Republic and Hellenistic events, particularly as told and remembered by imperial-era writers centuries later. Other research interests include Plautus, Latin Patristics (especially Tertullian), and Latin epigraphy (particularly epigraphy in North Africa).
He has also worked on history pedagogy, digital humanities, and text analysis.
EducationPh.D.—University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Classical and Near Eastern Studies , 2015)
M.A.—University of British Columbia (Ancient Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity , 2008)
B.A.—Macalester College (History major, Classics major, linguistics minor, 2006)