I am originally from Sardinia, Italy. I studied for both my Laurea Triennale (BA) (2010) and my Laurea Magistrale (MA) (2013) in Classics at the Università di Cagliari. During this period I spent a semester as an Erasmus Exchange Student at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (April - September 2012).
In 2013, I moved to the UK to take a second MA in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Durham. I took my PhD in Classics at the University of Edinburgh (2014-18). During my PhD, I spent research periods at the British School at Athens (2014) and in Munich where I held Jacobi Fellowship at the Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik (2017).
In 2019 I moved to Germany to take up a Leverhulme Post-Doctoral Fellowship (SAS) at the Chair of Ancient History of the University of Mannheim (2019-2022). I am now happy to join the Nottingham Department of Classics and Archaeology.
My research focuses on political, institutional and legal history of the Classical and Hellenistic Greek World. I have published articles and chapters with emphasis on Classical Athens and Sparta, as well as aspects of Greek political thoughts and history of ideas. I am especially interested in the question of sovereignty, political legitimacy and honour and the way these ideas were enshrined in legal and political institutions of Greek political systems and societies.
I enjoy teaching a wide variety of courses and seminars on Ancient Greek political, social and cultural history, Greek and Roman historiography and Ancient Greek language.
In 2022/23 I am teaching on the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:
- Beginners Greek 2
- Greek and Roman Mythology
- Interpreting Ancient History
- Myth, Society and Religion
- Periclean Athens: The Golden Age
- Studying the Greek World
- Telling Stories in the Greek and Roman World
My office hours (Autumn 22/23) are: Monday 11.00 - 12-00 and Wednesday 14.00 - 15.00
ESU, ALBERTO, 2021. ADEIA IN FIFTH-CENTURY ATHENS JOURNAL OF HELLENIC STUDIES. 141, 153-178
HARRIS, EDWARD M. WITH ESU, ALBERTO, 2021. Policing Major Crimes in Classical Athens: Eisangelia and Other Public Procedures Rivista di Diritto Ellenico (RDE). 21, 39-119