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Charles Murison

Emeritus Professor



B.A., M.A. (Cambridge) Ph.D. (Edinburgh)
Department of Classical Studies
Lawson Hall, Room 3225
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario Canada N6A 5B8
(519) 661-2111 ext. 81555
cmurison@uwo.ca
Personal website: http://publish.uwo.ca/~cmurison/

 

Special Interests:

Ancient Civilisation; Greek and Roman History and Historians; Technology in the Ancient World.

Current Teaching (2013-2014):

CS 2440B: Alexander the Great Tu/Th (9:30-10:30am)
CS 2700A: Technology & Engineering in the Ancient World Tu/Th (9:30-10:30am)
Latin 9902A: The Flavians (Greek & Roman Sources) M (9:30-11:30am)

Research Interests:

Roman History from 100 B.C. to A.D. 200

Current Projects:

The reigns of Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian in the Roman History of Cassius Dio.

PUBLICATIONS: Books Published

  • Suetonius: Galba, Otho, and Vitellius. Edited with introduction and historical commentary. Bristol Classical Press, England, 1992



  • Galba, Otho and Vitellius: Careers and Controversies. Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, 1993



  • Rebellion and Reconstruction: Galba to Domitian.



  • An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History Books 64-67 (A.D. 68-96). Scholars Press, Atlanta, Ga. 1999




    Articles Published:



  • "The Peace of Callias: Its Historical Context," Phoenix 25 (1971) 12-31



  • "Darius III and the Battle of Issus," Historia 21 (1972) 399-423



  • Introduction to C. Schrader, La Paz de Calias: Testimonios e Interpretacion (Barcelona, 1976)



  • "Some Vitellian Dates: an Exercise in Methodology," Trans. Amer. Philol. Assoc. 109 (1979) 187-197



  • "Galba in Germany, A.D. 43?" Historia 34 (1985) 254-256



  • "The Revolt of Saturninus in Upper Germany, A.D. 89," Echos du Monde Classique 29 (1985) 31-49



  • "Tiberius, Vitellius and the Spintriae," Anc. Hist. Bulletin 1.4 (1987) 97-99



  • "The Historical Value of Tacitus' `Histories'," Aufstieg und Niedergang der rmischen Welt II. 33.3 (1991) 1686-1713



  • "The Death of Titus: A Reconsideration," Anc. Hist. Bulletin 9.3/4 (1995) 135-142



  • Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Articles on Cartography, Crates of Mallus, Delian League, Historiography (classical period). Fitzroy Dearborn, London, 2000.



  • M. Cocceius Nerva and the Flavians, TAPA, 133.1, (2003) 147-157



  • Review Article, The Cambridge Ancient History, Second Edition, Vol. XI: The High Empire A.D. 70-192, A.K. Bowman, P. Garney, D. Rathbone (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2000; in Mouseion, Series III, Vol. 3 (2003), 37-56



  • Cassius Dio on Nervan legislation (168.2.4): Nieces and Eunuchs, Historia 53/3 (2004), 343-355


  • Book Reviews:

  • R. H. Webb; translation of Aristophanes' Peace in Phoenix 19 (1965) 95-96



  • E. T. Owen: The Story of the Iliad: in Alphabet 8 (1966) 72-74



  • M. Hadas: The Living Tradition in Classical News and Views 12 (1968) 67-69



  • E. M. Smallwood: Documents Illustrating the Principates of Gaius, Claudius and Nero in Phoenix 22 (1968) 360-362



  • P. Petit: La Paix Romaine in American Journal of Philology 91 (1970) 101-104



  • P. Green: Alexander the Great in Phoenix 25 (1971) 194



  • James Paton Isaac: Factors in the Ruin of Antiquity: A Criticism of Ancient Civilization in Classical News and Views 17 (1973) 78-80



  • F. Schachermeyr: Alexander der Grosse in Classical World 69, 2 (1975) 137-139



  • E. S. Ramage: Urbanitas. Ancient Sophistication and Refinement in Classical World 69, 3 (1975) 216-217



  • P. A. Brunt: Arrian: Anabasis I-IV in Phoenix 31 (1977) 379-380



  • The Institutes of Gaius. Translated with introduction by W. M. Gordon and O. E. Robinson in ECM 34 (1990) 463-465



  • B.W. Jones (ed.) Suetonius: Vespasian in Classical Review 52 (2002), 23-24



  • J. Reisman (ed.): Brills Companion to Alexander the Great; and Claude Moss: Alexander: Destiny and Myth in Mouseion, Series III, Vol 6. (2006), 46-53



  • Book Chapters Forthcoming:

  • The Emperor Titus in Andrew Zissos ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Flavian Age, Malden MA. Wiley Blackwell


  • Work in Progress:

  • Titus and Berenike and Vespasians Plan for the Flavian Succession



  • Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History Books 68-73 (A.D. 96-192).
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