Ash Finn

Hailing from Lancaster, UK, Ash Finn completed both a BA and an MA in Manchester before relocating to Melbourne to start a PhD in 2019. Approaching legal history through social history, Ash’s thesis examines Roman social attitudes towards violence and revenge, and how these influenced the development of the penal system: arenas, lions, beatings and burnings. Ash was awarded the Therèse and Ronald Ridley Scholarship in 2020. Ash has recently completed his PhD in Classics and Archaeology in SHAPS. A Roman social historian, his thesis and publications focus on the role of violence, punishment and the retributive emotions in ancient Rome.