Research Topic: Overnight Empire: The Attalids of Pergamon and Anatolia
Dr. Kaye is an ancient historian and archaeologist with a focus on the political economy of the Hellenistic kingdoms of the eastern Mediterranean. He holds a PhD from UC-Berkeley (Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, 2012) and formerly held a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Haifa, Israel. Currently, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Michigan State University. At ANAMED, his project takes up the surprising success of the Attalids of Pergamon, late Hellenistic upstarts who managed to rapidly integrate large parts of Anatolia and the Aegean into a coherent empire around 150 BC. The project, “Overnight Empire, the Attalids of Pergamon and Anatolia,” looks at how Pergamene habits of taxation, an innovative monetary system, imperial patronage of civic institutions and ecumenical cultural politics solidified Attalid rule in Anatolia. The project highlights the interface between royal and civic institutions and identities, both those of the Aegean polis as well as those of Anatolian polities built on different models. Dr. Kaye is also a field archaeologist, numismatist, and epigrapher, working in Mersin/Rough Cilicia under the directorship of Günder Varinlioğlu (Boğsak Archaeological Survey/Mimar Sinan University), investigating Dana Adası and Aphrodisias in Cilicia.
When you visit a website, information is stored in your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information may be about you, your preferences or your device, and is often used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually identify you directly, it is meant to provide you with a more personalized web experience.
You can choose not to allow some cookies. Click on the different category headings to learn more and change our default settings.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be turned off in our systems.
These cookies are used to provide insight into how we can improve our service to all our users and to understand how you interact with our website as an anonymous user.
These cookies are used to create your profile and provide ads relevant to your interests. It is also used to limit the number of times you see an ad, as well as help measure the effectiveness of the ad campaign.
Cookies are used to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. You can accept all cookies with the "Allow All" option or you can edit the settings with the "Customize Settings" option.