Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Classics, History, the Oriental Institute, and the College

Prof. Bresson has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Doctorat d'Etat'94 University of Franche-Comté

Department of Classics
1115 E. 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1476


Field Specialties

Ancient world with particular interests in the ancient economy, the Hellenistic world, and the epigraphy of Rhodes and Asia Minor.


—Named a 2018–19 Guggenheim Fellow
—Awarded James Breasted Prize by the AHA for The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy
—Publishes The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States.  Princeton University Press Translated by Steven Rendall.