Friday, September 30, 2005

Dr Jon Coulston

Dr. Jon Coulston

Graduating in 1978 from the University of Leicester with a BA in History, Dr. Coulston went on to study for an MPhil (Archaeology of the Roman Empire,1980) and a PhD (1988) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His research concerned Trajan's Column in Rome, under the supervision of Charles Daniels. Thereafter he was a tutor in the Centre for Continuing Education and a Guest Lecturer in the Dept of Archaeology at Newcastle. In 1995 he was appointed to his present post as Lecturer in Ancient History in the University of St Andrews.

Select Publications

'Roman Archery Equipment', in M.C. Bishop (ed.), The Production and Distribution of Roman Military Equipment. Proceedings of the Second Roman Military Equipment Seminar, BAR International Series 275, Oxford, 1985, 220-366.

'Roman, Parthian and Sassanid tactical developments', in P. Freeman & D. Kennedy (ed.), The Defence of the Roman and Byzantine East, BAR International Series 297, Oxford, 1986, 59-75.

(With E.J. Phillips) Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani, Great Britain I,6, Hadrian's Wall West of the River North Tyne, and Carlisle, Oxford, 1988.

(ed.) Military Equipment and the Identity of Roman Soldiers. Proceedings of the Fourth Roman Military Equipment Conference, BAR International Series 394, Oxford, 1988.

(With M.C. Bishop) Roman Military Equipment, Shire Archaeology Series 59, Aylesbury, 1989.

'The value of Trajan's Column as a source for military equipment', in C. van Driel-Murray (ed.), Roman Military Equipment: the Sources of Evidence. Proceedings of the Fifth Roman Military Equipment Conference, Oxford, 1989, 31-44.

'The architecture and construction scenes on Trajan's Column', in M. Henig (ed.), Architecture and Architectural Sculpture in the Roman Empire, Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph No.29, Oxford, 1990, 39-50.

'Later Roman armour, 3rd-6th centuries AD', Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies 1, 1990, 139-60.

'Three new books on Trajan's Column', Journal of Roman Archaeology 3, 1990, 290-309.

(With M.C.Bishop) Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome, Batsford, London, 1993 (paperback edition 1994; enlarged 2nd edition in preparation).

'The Stone Sculptures', in R. J. A. Wilson (ed), Roman Maryport and Its Setting. Essays in Memory of Michael G. Jarrett, Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Extra Series 28, Maryport, 1997, 112-31.

'How to equip a Roman soldier', in M.M. Austin, J.D. Harries & C.J. Smith (ed.), Modus Operandi. How the Ancient World Worked. Papers Presented to Geoffrey Rickman,London, 1998, 167-90.

'Gladiators and soldiers: equipment and personnel in ludus and castra', Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies 9, 1998, 1-17.

'Scale armour', in J.N. Dore & J.J. Wilkes (ed.), 'Excavations directed by J.D. Leach and J.J. Wilkes on the site of a Roman fortress at Carpow, Perthshire, 1964-79', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland 129, 1999, 561-66.

''Armed and belted men': the soldiery in imperial Rome', Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge (ed.), Ancient Rome: the Archaeology of the Eternal City, Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph 54, Oxford, 2000, 76-118.

'Transport and travel on the Column of Trajan', in C. Adams and R. Laurence (ed.), Travel and Geography in the Roman Empire, London, 2001, 106-37.

'The archaeology of Roman conflict', in P.W.M. Freeman and A. Pollard (ed.), Fields of Conflict: Progress and Prospect in Battlefield Archaeology, Oxford, 2001, 23-49.

'Arms and armour of the Late Roman Army', in D.Nicole (ed.), A Companion to Medieval Arms and Armour, Woolbridge, 2002, 3-24."

Research Interests

* Roman Army studies
* Roman military equipment
* Ancient warfare
* Roman provincial archaeology
* Trajan's Column
* Roman art (especially stone sculpture)
* Roman architecture
* The City of Rome.
* Asiatic steppe nomads

"My main ongoing research project is a monograph on the sculpting and relief content of Trajan's Column. I am also compiling a Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani catalogue of Roman sculpture from Northern England; writing a source-book on Rome for Routledge with Hazel Dodge and Christopher Smith; and updating/enlarging Roman Military Equipment with Mike Bishop."

Contact Info:
01334 462612

Barbara Levick

Barbara Levick (born 1932) is one of Britain's foremost ancient historians. She was educated at (Click link for more info and facts about St. Hugh's College, Oxford) St. Hugh's College, Oxford, and, since 1959, has been a Fellow of (Click link for more info and facts about St. Hilda's College, Oxford) St. Hilda's College, Oxford (now emeritus). She is a prolific writer and occasional broadcaster on Roman history.

Levick is best known to the general public for her biographies of Roman emperors:

(Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murdered; consolidated the Empire and conquered southern Britain; was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina after her son Nero was named as Claudius' heir (10 BC to AD 54)) Claudius (1990)

(Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64) but the Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68)) Nero

The Year of the Four Emperors (2000)
(Son-in-law of Augustus who became a suspicious tyrannical Emperor of Rome after a brilliant military career (42 BC to AD 37)) Tiberius the Politician

(Emperor of Rome and founder of the Flavian dynasty who consolidated Roman rule in Germany and Britain and reformed the army and brought prosperity to the empire; began the construction of the Colosseum (9-79)) Vespasian (1999)

Friday, September 02, 2005

Dr. John Rich - University of Nottingham

Dr. John Rich

Department of Classics - University of Nottingham: "Dr. John Rich is Reader in Classics at the University of Nottingham. His general research interests are Roman history, particularly the republican and early imperial periods. His special areas are Roman warfare and international relations, the reign of Augustus, and Roman historiography, which he is pursuing as a member of both national (the Fragmentary Roman Historians project) and international (the Impact of the Roman Empire Network) research groups.

His publications include:

Declaring War in the Roman Republic (1976)

Cassius Dio: the Augustan Settlement (ed. with translation and commentary, 1990)

The City and Country in the Ancient World (ed. with A.F. Wallace-Hadrill, 1991)

The City in Late Antiquity (ed., 1992)

War and Society in the Greek World (ed. with G. Shipley, Routledge, 1993)

War and Society in the Roman World (ed. with G. Shipley, Routledge, 1993)

War, Expansion and Society in Early Rome (forthcoming)

Contact Information:

phone: (0115 95) 14804