Dr David Friedman

Director of Studies in Classics at St Edmund’s and an Affiliated Researcher in the Faculty of Classics

David Friedman studies Judaism in the Greco-Roman world, with a particular focus on Josephus and ancient historiography. After receiving a BA in Mathematics (Yale) and working first at a physics lab and for many years in derivatives trading, he returned to university to earn an MA (UCL), MPhil (Oxford), and DPhil (Oxford), which explored how Josephus presented the origins of the Jews to his Roman audience. David is a Bye Fellow of Darwin College, a Bye Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at St  Edmund’s and an affiliated researcher in the Faculty of Classics.