Cristina Mestre González

Cristina González is a Spanish Ancient History student. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Madrid, taking a degree that combined Classics, Ancient History, and Archaeology, and in 2016 joined UCL to undertake the MA in Ancient History. She is currently working towards a PhD on Hellenistic military history. Her main area of interest is the interaction between the Seleukid and Attalid monarchies and the soldiers in the military settlements of Asia minor, to which end her research is based mainly on epigraphic material.


Supervisor: Riet van Bremen
Working title: 'Military settlements in Western Asia Minor during the early Hellenistic period: topography, agency and identity within the Macedonian framework.'
Expected completion date: 2021


  • González Mestre, C. (2019), “Siempre hemos luchado: la invisibilización de la mujer guerrera en la historiografía y arqueología de la Grecia Antigua”, Mujeres en la guerra y en los ejércitos, Eds. M. Santirso Rodríguez and A. Guerrero Martín, Madrid, Catarata, pp. 31-44.
  • González Mestre, C. (2017), "La sarisa desmontable", Guerra y tecnología: Interacción desde la Antigüedad al presente, Gajate Bajo, M. and González Piote, L. (Eds.), Madrid, Editorial Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces, pp. 83-96.

Conference papers and presentations

  • 'The Ptolemaic Politeumata: Between the military and the religious', Annual Meeting for Postgraduates in Ancient History, King's College London, March 2017
  • 'Macedonian military settlers in Hellenistic Asia Minor through Epigraphy', Annual Meeting for Postgraduates in Ancient History, University College London and Birkbeck College, March 2018