Luuk de Ligt

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials L.
Main position Hoogleraar UL
Disciplines Antiquity
Chair Oude geschiedenis: Griekse en Romeinse geschiedenis
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2017
Member of Council for the Humanities
Member of Humanities
Member of Jury of the Ammodo Science Award (Humanities)
Member of Science Committee IISG-KNAW
Employed by Universiteit Leiden
Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen, Instituut voor Geschiedenis
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL  Leiden
tel.  071 527 2669
Personal website

Luuk de Ligt is an expert on the history of Ancient Rome. He has translated lengthy passages of fundamental works of Roman jurisprudence and published several authoritative studies on the Roman Empire. De Ligt studies how markets functioned in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds, the demography of Roman Italy, the social structure of ancient cities, and the role of cities in the Roman Empire. He combines literary and legal sources with archaeological data, uses economic and demographic modelling, and compares the Roman Empire with other vast ancient empires, such as China.