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Angelos Chaniotis is Professor of Ancient History and Classics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He has contributed mainly to the study of society and culture in the Hellenistic World and the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire, examining subjects related to historical memory, identity, the social dimensions of religion, theatricality in public life, emotions, war, and the relevance of Classical studies in the modern world. His most recent books are War in the Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History (2005) and Theatricality and Public Life in the Hellenistic World (2009). He has received various awards, including the Baden-Württemberg State Award for Research (2000), the Greek State Award for Literature, in the category Essay (2010), and the Annelise Maier Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2014).