Daniel Graves, ‘15

Daniel Graves graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations and Classical Studies from Rice University in 2015.

He wrote his senior thesis on “Strength through Piety: A Historical, Epigraphic, and Numismatic Analysis of Theodosius II’s Self-Presentation (402-450 A.D.).”

Daniel’s primary interests are Greek and Roman historiography and Late Antique/early Byzantine history. He especially enjoys studying how earlier Greek and Roman historians influenced how later historians wrote about key people and events. Daniel is also passionate about integrating material culture into his analyses of ancient texts.