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Professor Brian Bosworth


MA, BPhil. Oxon., FAHA

Professor (Retired)

Telephone: (61 8) 6488 2165
Email: abboswor@cyllene.uwa.edu.au






Research interests

Ancient historiography and history, in particular Greek history of the fourth century BC, and Roman history of the Imperial period.

Publications

(A) Books

1. A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander. Vol. I. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1980, pp. xv 396

2. From Arrian to Alexander: Studies in Historical Interpretation. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1988, pp. x 225

3. Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great. Cambridge University Press, 1988, pp. xiii 330. Now in its third reprint as a Canto edition (Cambridge, 1993). Spanish translation Alejandro Magno, Cambridge University Press, 1996. It is currently being translated into Greek and Hungarian.

4. A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander. Vol. II. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1995, pp. xviii 383

5. Alexander and the East: The Tragedy of Triumph. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996, pp. xvi 218

6. Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction, ed. with E. J. Baynham. Oxford, Clarendon Press 2000, pp. ix 369 (see below B 54-6). Paperback reprint summer 2002.

7. The Legacy of Alexander. Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors. Oxford, Oxford University Press 2002, pp. xiii 307

(B) Articles and Chapters in Books

1. 'Aristotle and Callisthenes', Historia 19 (1970) 407-13

2. 'Philip II and Upper Macedonia', Classical Quarterly 21 (1971) 93-105

3. 'The Death of Alexander the Great: Rumour and Propaganda', Classical Quarterly 21 (1971) 112-36

4. 'The Congress Decree: Another Hypothesis', Historia 20 (1971) 600-16

5. 'Arrian's Literary Development', Classical Quarterly 22 (1972) 163-5

6. 'Asinius Pollio and Augustus', Historia 21 (1972) 441-73

7. 'Vespasian and the Provinces: Some Problems of the early 70's AD', Athenaeum 51 (1973) 245-53

8. 'ASTHETAIROI', Classical Quarterly 23 (1973) 245-53

9. 'The government of Syria under Alexander the Great', Classical Quarterly 24 (1974) 46-64

10. 'The Mission of Amphoterus and the Outbreak of Agis' War', Phoenix 29 (1975) 27-43

11. 'Errors in Arrian', Classical Quarterly 26 (1976) 117-39

12. 'Arrian in Baetica', Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 17 (1976) 55-64

13. 'Arrian and the Alexander Vulgate, in Alexandre le Grand: Image et réalité (Entretiens sur l' antiquité classique xxii: Geneva 1976) 1-46

14. 'Alexander and Ammon', in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean in Ancient History and Prehistory (ed. K. Kinzl: Berlin 1977) 51-75

15. 'Early Relations between Aetolia and Macedon', American Journal of Ancient History 1 (1977) 164-81

16. 'Arrian and the Alani', Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 71 (1977) 217-55

17. 'Vespasian's Reorganisation of the North-East Frontier', Antichthon 10 (1976) 63-78

18. 'Eumenes, Neoptolemus and PSI xii 1284', Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 19 (1978) 227-37

19. 'Tacitus and Asinius Gallus', American Journal of Ancient History 2 (1977) 173-92

20. 'Firmus of Arretium', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 39 (1980) 267-77

21. 'Alexander and the Iranians', Journal of Hellenic Studies 100 (1980) 1-21

22. 'A Missing Year in the History of Alexander the Great', Journal of Hellenic Studies 101 (1981) 17-39

23. 'Augustus and August: Some Pitfalls of Historical Fiction', Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 86 (1982) 151-70

24. 'The Location of Alexander's Campaign against the Illyrians in 335 BC', Studies in the History of Art (Washington 1982) 75-84

25. 'The Indian Satrapies under Alexander the Great', Antichthon 17 (1983) 37-45

26. 'The Impossible Dream: Tarn's Alexander in Retrospect', Ancient Society 13 (1983) 131-50

27. 'Arrian at the Caspian Gates: A Study in Methodology', Classical Quarterly 33 (1983) 265-76

28. 'Macedonian Manpower under Alexander the Great', Ancient Macedonia IV (Thessaloniki 1986) 115-22

29. 'Alexander the Great and the Decline of Macedon', Journal of Hellenic Studies 106 (1986) 1-12

30. 'Nearchus in Susiana', in Zu Alexander dem Grossen (ed. W. Will, Amsterdam 1988) i 541-66

31. 'Plutarch, Callisthenes and the Peace of Callias', Journal of Hellenic Studies 110 (1990) 1-13

32. 'History and Artifice in Plutarch's Eumenes ', in Plutarch and the Historical Tradition (ed. P. A. Stadter, Routledge 1992) 56-89

33. 'Athens' First Intervention in Sicily', Classical Quarterly 42 (1992) 46-55

34. 'Philip III Arrhidaeus and the Chronology of the Successors', Chiron 22 (1992) 55-81

35. 'Aristotle, India and the Alexander Historians', TOPOI: Orient-Occident 3 (1993) 407-24 (reprinted in Athens, Aden, Arikamedu, ed. Marie-Françoise and Jean-François Salles (New Delhi 1995) 27-44)

36. 'Arrian and Rome', in Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II 34. 1 (Berlin 1993) 226-75

37. 'Autonomia: The Use and Abuse of Political Terminology', Studi Italiani di filologia classica [Ser. 3 ]10 (1992) 123-53

38. 'The Humanitarian Aspect of the Melian Dialogue', Journal of Hellenic Studies 113 (1993) 30-44

39. 'Heracleides of Pontus and the Past: Fact or Fiction?', in Ventures into Greek History (ed. I. Worthington, Oxford 1994) 15-27

40. 'Perdiccas and the Kings', Classical Quarterly 43 (1993) 420-7

41. 'A New Macedonian Prince', Classical Quarterly 44 (1994) 57-65

42. Cambridge Ancient History ed. 2 Vol. VI (Cambridge 1994), Chapters 16 and 17, pp. 791-875

43. 'The historical setting of Megasthenes' Indica', Classical Philology 91 (1996) 113-27

44. 'Ingenium und Macht: Fritz Schachermeyr and Alexander the Great', American Journal of Ancient History 13 (1988, publ. 1996) 56-78

45. 'The Tumult and the Shouting: Two Interpretations of the Cleitus Affair', Ancient History Bulletin 10. 1 (1996) 19-30

46. 'Alexander, Euripides and Dionysos: the motivation for apotheosis', in Transitions to Empire: Essays in Greco-Roman History, 360-146 BC, in Honor of E. Badian , ed. R. W. Wallace and E. Harris (Norman, Oklahoma, 1996) 140-66

47. Some 55 entries (12,500 words) for the third edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, ed. Simon Hornblower and Anthony Spawforth (Oxford 1996)

48. 'The Emasculation of the Calchedonians: A Forgotten Episode of the Ionian War', Chiron 27 (1997) 297-313

49,. 'A Cut Too Many? Occam's Razor and Alexander's Footguard', Ancient History Bulletin 11.2-3 (1997) 47-56

50. 'Calanus and the Brahman Opposition', in Alexander der Grosse: eine Welteroberung und ihr Hintergrund (Vorträge des Internationalen Bonner Alexanderkolloquiums, 19.-21. 12. 1996: Antiquitas, Reihe 1, Bd. 46), ed. Wolfgang Will (Bonn 1998) 173-203

51. 'Alessandro: l'impero universale e le città greche', in I Greci II. 3 (Einaudi, Milan, 1998) 47-80.

52. 'The Origins of the Pontic House', Journal of Hellenic Studies 118 (1998) 155-64, with Pat Wheatley.

53. 'Augustus, the Res Gestae and Hellenistic Theories of Apotheosis', Journal of Roman Studies 89 (1999) 1-18

54. 'Introduction', in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction (above, A6) 1-22

55. 'A Tale of Two Empires: Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great, in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction (above, A6) 23-49

56. 'Ptolemy and the Will of Alexander', in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction (above, A6) 207-41

57. 'The historical context of Thucydides' Funeral Oration', Journal of Hellenic Studies 120 (2000) 1-16

58. 'Vespasian and the Slave Trade', Classical Quarterly 52 (2002) 350-7

59. 'Plus ça change.....Ancient Historians and their Sources', Classical Antiquity 22 (2003) 167-97

(C) Reviews and Review Articles

1. K. Kraft, 'Der "rationale" Alexander', in Journal of Hellenic Studies 93 (1973) 256-8

2. B. Baldwin, 'Studies in Lucian', in Phoenix 29 (1975) 401-5

3. P. A. Stadter, 'Arrian of Nicomedia', in Phoenix 36 (1982) 176-80

4. J. Hornblower, 'Hieronymus of Cardia', in Journal of Hellenic Studies 103 (1983) 209-10

5. 'History and Rhetoric in Curtius Rufus', Classical Philology 78 (1983) 150-61

6. W. Will, 'Athen und Alexander', in Gnomon 57 (1985) 431-6

7. M. Errington, 'Geschichte Makedoniens', in Classical Philology 84 (1989) 160-5

8. F. L. Holt, 'Alexander the Great and Bactria', in Journal of Hellenic Studies 110 (1990) 256-8

9. I. Gallo (ed.), 'Ricerche plutarchee', in Ploutarchos 11 (1994) 24-8

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