Emily Mackil wins Goodwin Award

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

AHMA is pleased to announce that Emily Mackil is a winner of the 2015 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit from the Society for Classical Studies.  

The award is for her 2013 book, Creating a Common PolityReligionEconomyand Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon (University of California Press).

The citation for the award calls the book "a game-changer," and observes that  it "is making its mark not only on the field of ancient history but also among political theorists interested in the processes whereby large-scale political cooperation can be initiated and instituted among autonomous states, even in such an intensely competitive and apparently fragmented world as classical Greece."  It concludes by referring to the book as "a model of what scholarship in ancient history should ideally be: technically impeccable, theoretically bold and imaginative, rigorously argued, and  -- not least -- a pleasure for both experts and novices to read."

The full citation is here.