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In teaching and research, my aim is to challenge, whether that is challenging students, audiences, readers, or myself. The Roman world is a challenge. It is a place in which people thought differently about more or less everything, from fundemantal political, social and economic rights to imperialism to gender to the nature of being human. Yet, so often people like to think that the Romans were just like us. It is the Scock of the Old that makes ancient history worth doing.