Charles Murison

MurisonProfessor Emeritus

BA (University of Cambridge), MA (University of Edinburgh), MA (Univsersity of Cambridge), PhD (University of Edinburgh)

Office: Lawson Hall 3223
Extension: 84528
Email: cmurison@uwo.ca

Special Interests

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

Research Interests

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

Teaching 2016-2017

  • CS2440B: Alexander the Great Tu/Th (9:30-10:30am)
  • CS2700A: Technology & Engineering in the Ancient World Tu/Th (9:30-10:30am)

Current Projects

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

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).