After completing both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Oxford, I held a Society of Scholars Fellowship at the University of Hong Kong, followed by a permanent lectureship in Ancient History at Lancaster University. I joined the Classics Department at Nottingham in January 2019. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
My research focuses on Greek polytheism and comparative religions. I am also interested in Greek Epigraphy, Greek culture, and Anthropology.
I have taught a wide range of subject in Greek history, society and culture, and I have always believed that the study of Classics should be open to everyone.
I would welcome enquiry from graduate students interested in Ancient Greek history, and especially in Greek religion, society and culture.
I am an Ancient Historian working on the religion and culture of Ancient Greece. Actively engaged in anthropological approaches and questions of religious psychology, I enjoy studying Greek Religion… read more
THEODORA S. F. JIM, 2017. 'Private Dedications to Philip V and other Hellenistic Kings' Classical Quarterly. 68, 429-443
THEODORA S. F. JIM, 2017. '“Salvation” and Ancient Mystery Cults' Archiv für Religionsgeschichte. 18, 255-281
THEODORA S. F. JIM, 2015. 'Can Soteira be Named? The Problem of the Bare Trans-divine Epithet' Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik. 195, 63-74
I am an Ancient Historian working on the religion and culture of Ancient Greece. Actively engaged in anthropological approaches and questions of religious psychology, I enjoy studying Greek Religion in comparative and interdisciplinary contexts. I am interested in the concept of soteria in Ancient Greece, and how it compares with that in Christianity. I am the author of the OUP monograph Sharing with the Gods: Aparchai and Dekatai in Ancient Greece (2014).