Dr Jean-Sebastien Balzat is a classicist and historian interested in the history of the Greco-Roman cities. He has mainly published on ancient Greece and Asia Minor. Presently, Balzat is an editor of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names and he has recently started working on the Greek and Latin inscriptions of Syria, Palestine and the Trans-Euphratic regions for volume VI of LGPN. In addition, Balzat contributes to the journal Année Epigraphique for which he collects, translates and comments new epigraphic discoveries of the Roman province of Asia yearly (Aegean Turkey). He is currently working on a book about naming practices in the Greek cities of the Late Hellenistic and Roman Imperial periods.