Hellenistic and Post-Hellenistic Historiography and Literature

Recent and current projects include:

Polybius and Hellenistic historiography:

  1. Nicholson, E. (2018) ‘Philip V of Macedon, 'Eromenos of the Greeks': A Note and Reassessment,’ Hermes, 146, 241-255.  
  2. Nicholson, E. (2018) ‘Polybios, the Laws of War, and Philip V of Macedon,’ Historia - Zeitschrift fur Alte Geschichte, 67, 434-453. 
  3. Nicholson, E. (2020) ‘Hellenic Romans and Barbaric Macedonians: Polybius on Hellenism and Changing Hegemonic Powers,’ Ancient History Bulletin, 34.1-2, 38-73.  
  4. Nicholson, E. (2021) ‘Polybios and the Rise of Rome: Gramscian Hegemony, Intellectuals, and Passive Revolution,’ E. Zucchetti, A. M. Cimino (eds.) Antonio Gramsci and the Ancient World, Routledge.  

Lucian and the literature of magicolybius and Hellenistic historiography:

  1. Ogden, D. (2014) ‘The sorcerers of Lucian’s Philopseudes’ [in Japanese] supplementary pamphlet for Lucian III in the Kyoto Classical Texts series. Kyoto University Press, Kyoto, 2014. 2-5. 
  2. Ogden, D. (2019) ‘The waters of Daphne or The drakōn source again,’ Les Études classiques 87 [Special edition: M.-C. Beaulieu and P. Bonnechere eds.  L'eau dans la religion grecque: paysages, usages, mythologie], 41-63.  
  3. Ogden, D. (2020) ‘Lucian’s Chaldaean snakeblaster and the hagiographical dragon-fight tradition (yet again),’ G. Rocca and G. Bevilacqua (eds.) Gift of a Book: Studi in memoria di David Jordan. Edizioni dell’Orso, Alesssandria, Italy. 229-48.  

Late antique literature:

  1. Flower, R. (2016) Imperial Invectives against Constantius II: Athanasius of Alexandria, History of the Arians, Hilary of Poitiers, Against Constantius and Lucifer of Cagliari, The Necessity of Dying for the Son of God, Liverpool.
  2. Flower, R. & M. Ludlow (2020) Rhetoric and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity, OUP.