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Professor Daniel Ogden



The Legend of Seleucus, Cambridge, CUP, 2017.

Drakon: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman worlds, Oxford, OUP, 2013.

Dragons, Serpents and Slayers in the Classical and Early Christian Worlds: a Sourcebook, NYC, OUP USA, 2013.

Alexander the Great: Myth, Genesis and Sexuality, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2011.

Archaia hellenike kai romaike nekromanteia, Athens, Hekate, 2011.

with Carney ED, Philip II and Alexander the Great: Father and Son, Lives and After Lives, New York, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Nekromantie. Das antike Wissen uber die Totenbeschworung durch Magie., Rudostadt/Remda-Teichel, Edition Roter Drache, 2010.

Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds. A Sourcebook. Second ed., New York, OUP USA, 2009.

Perseus, 2008.

Night's Black Agents, Continuum, London, 2008.

Perseus, London, Routledge, 2008.

In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice: The Traditional Tales of Lucian's Lover of Lies, Classical Press of Wales, 2007.

A Companion to Greek Religion, London, Blackwell, 2007.

Aristomenes of Messene. Legends of Sparta's Nemesis, Classical Press of Wales, 2002.

Magic, witchcraft and ghosts in the Greek and Roman worlds: a sourcebook, Oxford University Press (USA), 2002.

The Hellenistic World. New Perspectives, 2002.

Greek and Roman Necromancy, Princeton University Press, 2001.


Katabasis and the serpent, Les Etudes Classiques, vol. 83, 2016, 193-210

Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome, JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF SEXUALITY, vol. 22, no. 1, 2013, 179-181


The love of wisdom and the love of lies: the philosophers and philosophical voices of Lucian's Philopseudes, Philosophical Presences in Ancient Narrative. Special issue of Ancient Narrative., 2007, 177-204

Mantike. Studies in ancient divination., CLASSICAL REVIEW, vol. 56, no. 2, 2006, 413-415

The function of the Pellichus sequence at Lucian Philopseudes 18-20, Scripta Classica Israelica, vol. 24, 2005, 1-19

Eucrates and Demainete.: Lucian, Philopseudes 27-8, Classical Quarterly, vol. 54, no. 2, 2004, 484-493

The Apprentice's Sorcerer: the man and his powers in context: Lucian Philopseudes 33-6, Acta Classica, vol. 47, 2004, 101-126

Imagination of a monarchy. Studies in Ptolemaic propaganda., CLASSICAL REVIEW, vol. 54, no. 2, 2004, 472-473

Hellenistic civilization, INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 25, no. 4, 2003, 889-891

The Ancient Greek Oracles of the Dead, Acta Classica, vol. 44, 2001, 167-195

Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Foundation Myths, The Ancient World, vol. 42, 180-210


Citizens and Serpents in Classical Athens, in Brown AD, Griffiths J (eds) The Citizen: Past and Present, Auckland: Massey University Press, 2017, 37-60

Seleucus, his Signet Ring and his Diadem, in Bearzot C, Landucci Gattinoni F (eds) Alexander's Legacy, Rome: 'L'Erma' di Bretschneider, 2017, 141-156

Niceros, Hermotimus and Bisclavret: Werewolves, Souls and Innkeepers, in Festschrift for (confidential), Ancient Narrative Supplement, 2016

A snake and something more: the dragon in Classical antiquity and the early Medieval west, in Dragons vel sim., TBC, Turnhout?: Brepols?, 2016

with Deacy S, Hanesworth P, Hawes G, Beheading the Gorgon: Myth, Symbolism and Appropriation, in Goffredo S, Dubinsky Z (eds) The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future. The World of Medusa and Her Sisters, Berlin: Springer, 2016, 823-834

Fantasmas romanos, in Aguirre Castro M, Delgado Lincero C, Gonzalez-Rivas A (eds) Fantasmas , Aparecidos y Muertos sin Descanso, Madrid: Abada, 2015, 101-116

Nectanebo's seduction of Olympias and the benign anguiform deities of the ancient Greek world, in Wheatley P, Baynham E (eds) East and West in the World Empire of Alexander. Essays in Honour of Brian Bosworth., Oxford: OUP, 2015, 117-133

What did Arsinoe tell Lysimachus about Philetaerus?, in Howe T, Garvin EE, Wrightson G (eds) Greece, Macedon and Persia. Studies in Social, Political and Military History in Honour of Waldemar Heckel, Oxford: Oxbow, 2015, 172-80

'The sorcerers of Lucian's Philopseudes', supplementary, in Lucian III [in Japanese], Kyoto University Press, 2014, supp 2-supp 5

Alexander and Africa (332-331 BC and beyond): the facts, the traditions and the problems, in Alexander in Africa, Pretoria: Acta Classica, 2014, 1-37

The birth myths of Ptolemy Soter, in Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World, , 2012, 184-198

Royal Families of Argead Macdon and the Hellenistic World, in A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds, Oxford: Blackwell, 2011, 92-107

with Carney ED, Alexander in the Underworld, in Carney ED (eds) Philip II and Alexander the Great: Father and Son, Lives and Afterlives, New York: OUP USA, 2011, 205-216

How to marry a courtesan in the Macedonian courts, in Erskine A (eds) Creating and Hellenistic World, Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2011, 221-246

Seleucid Dynastic Foundation Myths, in Erickson K (eds) Seleucid Dissolution, Marburg: Harrassowitz, 2011, 149-160

Homosexuality, in Golden M (eds) A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World, Oxford: Berg, 2011, 37-54

'Magic', in Gagarin M (eds) Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, New York: OUP USA, 2010, 313-319

Dimensions of death in the Greek and Roman Worlds, in Gemeinhardt P, Zgoll A (eds) Weltkonstruktionen. Religiöse Weltdeutung zwischen Chaos und Kosmos vom Alten Orient biz zum Islam., Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck Verlag, 2010, 103-131

Alexander's snake sire, in Wheatley P, Hannah R (eds) Alexander and his Successors. Essays from the Antipodes, Claremont, CA: , 2009, 136-178

Alexander's sex life, in al WHE (eds) Alexander the Great: a Concise Guide, , 2009, 203-217

'Lucianus, Glycon and the two Alexanders', in Cevik M (eds) International Symposium on Lucianus of Samosata, Adiyaman: Adiyaman University, 2009, 279-300

'Hellenistic royal courtesans and the sacred', in Scheer T, Lindner MA (eds) Tempelprostitution im Altertum - Fakten und Fiktionen., Berlin: Verlag Antike, 2009, 344-376

A war of witches at the court of Philip II?, in Ancient Macedonia/ Archaia Makedonia, Thessaloniki: University of Thessaloniki, 2009, 425-437

Plutarch at Delphi (pamphlet), in Plutarch Moralia, Kyoto: Kyoto Classical Press, 2009, 1-6

Bilistiche and the prominence of courtesans in the Ptolemaic tradition, in al PME (eds) Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his World, Brill, 2008, 353-385

Bastardy and fatherlessness in the ancient Greek world, in al SHE (eds) , CUP, 2008, 105-119

Bilistiche and the prominence of courtesans in the Ptolemaic tradition, in McKechnie, P, Guillaume, P (eds) Ptolemy Philadelphus and his World, Brill, Leiden, 2008, 353-385

Magic in the Severan period, in Swain, S, Elsner, J, Harrison, J S (eds) Severan Culture, CUP, 2007, 454-465

Two studies in the reception and representation of Alexander's sexuality, in Heckel, W, Tritle, L, Wheatley, P (eds) Alexander’s empire . Formulation to decay, Regina Press, Claremont, 2007, 75-108

Lucian's tale of the Sorcerer's Apprentice in context, in Szpakowska K (eds) Through a Glass Darkly. Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Egypt., CPW, Swansea, 2006, 121-143

Three evocations of the dead with Pausanias, in Hodkinson S (eds) Beyond the Spartan mirage, Duckworth and CPW, London, 2002, 111-133

Lucan's Sextus Pompeius episode: its necromantic, political and literary background, in Powell, A, Welch, K (eds) Sextus Pompeius, CPW & Duckworth, London, 2002, 249-271

Controlling women's dress: gynaikonomoi, in Llewellyn-Jones L (eds) Women's Dress in the ancient Greek world, Duckworth & CPW, London, 2002, 203-226

Totenorakel in der griechischen Antike, in Prognosis. Studien zur Funktion von Zukunftsvorhersagen in Literatur und Geschichte seit der Antike, Münster, 2001, 39-60

Hellenistic Royal Courtesans and the Sacred, in Scheer T, Lindner M (eds) , Berlin: Verlag Antike, 344-376

Lucianus, Glycon and the two Alexanders, in Cevik M (eds) International Symposium on Lucianus of Samosata, Adiyaman: Adiyaman University Press, 279-300

How western were the ancient oracles of the dead?, in Breglia L (eds) Hespería: Tradizioni, Rotte, Paesaggi., , 211-226

Animal Magic, in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life, OUP, 294-309

Alexander, Agathos Daimon and Ptolemy: the Alexandrian foundation myth in dialogue, in Foundation Myths in Ancient Societies: Dialogues and Discourses, Philadelphia: Penn, 129-150


Review of: Hekster, O., and Fowler, R., eds. Imaginary Kings. Royal Images in the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome. Oriens et Occidens 11. Stuttgart., Gymnasium, 2009

Review of Stratton, K. Naming the Witch. Maic, Ideology and Stereotype in the Ancient World. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007., JRS, vol. 99, 2009, 247-248

Review of D. Felton Haunted Greece and Rome: Ghost Stories from Classical Antiquity. University of Texas Press: Austin, 1999., Journal of Scientific Exploration, vol. 23, no. 4, 2009, 545-546

Johnston, S.I., and Struck, P.T., eds. Mantikê. Studies in ancient divination. Leiden, 2005., CR, vol. 56, 2006, 413-415

Noegel, S., Walker, J., and Wheeler, B., eds., Prayer, magic and the stars in the ancient and late antique world (University Park, PA, 2003), International Journal of the Classical Tradition, vol. 12, 2006, 441-445

Donalson, M.D. The cult of Isis in the Roman Empire: Invicta (Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, 2003), International Journal of the Classical Tradition, vol. 12, 2005, 147-150

Hazzard, R.A., Imagination of a monarchy: studies in Ptolemaic propaganda (Toronto, 2000), CR, vol. 54, 2004

Asirvatham, S.R., Pache, C.O., and Watrous, J., eds., Between magic and religion: interdisciplinary studies in ancient Mediterranean religion and society (Lanham, 2001), International Journal of the Classical Tradition, vol. 10.1, 2003, 117-120

Chamoux, F. Hellenistic Civilization, trans. Michel Roussel (inco-operation with Margaret Roussel). Oxford and Malden, MA. Blackwell, 2003, International History Review, vol. 25.4, 2003, 889-891

Cribiore, R. Gymnastics of the mind. Greek education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt (Princeton, 2001), CR, vol. 53, 2003, 191-192

Garrison, D.H., Sexual Culture in Ancient Greece (Norman, Oklahoma, 2000), CR, vol. 52, 2002, 172-180

Combined review of Dickie, M.W., Magic and magicians in the Greco-Roman world (London, 2001) and Moreau, A., and Turpin, J.-C., eds., La magie (4 vols., Montpellier 2001), CR, vol. 52, 2002, 129-133

Thomas, C.G., and Conant, C., Citadel to City-State. The transformation of Greece, 1200-700 B.C.E. (Bloomington, 1999), JHS, vol. 121, no. 195, 2001

Carney, E.D., Women and monarchy in Macedonia (Norman, Oklahoma, 2000, CR, vol. 51, 318-319