Daniel Graves, ‘15

I am a fourth-year student in the combined program in ancient history. I graduated summa cum laudewith a BA in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations and Classical Studies from Rice University in 2015. I wrote my senior thesis on “Strength through Piety: A Historical, Epigraphic, and Numismatic Analysis of Theodosius II’s Self-Presentation (402-450 A.D.).”
My research interests include ancient history, intellectual history, early American history, and classical reception studies. My current work focuses on the influence of classical literature and ancient history on Thomas Jefferson’s political, social, and cultural thought.