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Dr J. C. Quinn
BA MA Oxf, MA PhD UC Berkeley


Associate Professor in Ancient History, Faculty of Classics
Martin Frederiksen Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Worcester College


Worcester College

Tel No: (01865) 278365
Fax No: (01865) 278303

Dr J. C. Quinn

Research Keywords:

Ancient History, especially Hellenistic, Punic and Republican; Archaeology, especially North African; Gender Studies.

Research Interests:

My current research focusses mainly on the Phoenician world, though I am also working on a book manuscript on the cultural history of North Africa. I co-direct the Tunisian-British excavations at Utica (Tunisia), I'm a member of the Board of Professors for the PhD in Roman Archaeology at the University of Siena, and here at Oxford I teach Greek and Roman history, and Roman archaeology, and supervise graduate students in Roman history.

Selected Publications:

'Echos puniques: langue, culte, et gouvernement en Numidie hellénistique', in Massinissa, au cœur de la consécration d’un premier Etat numide, D. Badi (ed.), (2015), 167-198 (with Matthew McCarty).

Rome, Polybius and the East (the collected papers of Peter Derow), (Oxford University Press 2015), Notes: edited with Andrew Erskine.

'A Carthaginian Perspective on the Altars of the Philaeni', in The Punic Mediterranean: identities and identification from Phoenician settlement to Roman rule, J. C. Quinn and N. C. Vella (eds.), (2014), 169-179.

'Augustine’s Canaanites', Papers of the British School at Rome 82, (2014), 175-197, Notes: with Neil McLynn, Robert Kerr and Daniel Hadas).

The Punic Mediterranean: identities and identification from Phoenician settlement to Roman rule, (2014), Notes: edited with Nicholas Vella.

'Capitolia', Journal of Roman Studies, Vol: 103, (2013), 117-173 (with Andrew Wilson).

'Imagining the Imperial Mediterranean', in Polybius and his World:essays in memory of F.W.Walbank, B. Gibson and T. Harrison (eds.), (2013), 337-352.

'Monumental Power: 'Numidian Royal Architecture' in Context', in The Hellenistic West, J.R.W. Prag and J.C. Quinn (eds.), (2013), 179-215.

'Phoenician Bones of Contention', Antiquity , Vol: 87, (2013), 1199-1207 (with Paolo Xella, Valentina Melchiorri and Peter van Dommelen).

'Tophets in the “Punic World''', in The ''Tophet'' in the Phoenician Mediterranean (2013= Studi Epigrafici e Linguistici 29-30), P. Xella (ed) (ed.), (2013), 23-48.

The Hellenistic West: rethinking the ancient Mediterranean, J.R.W Prag and J.C. Quinn (eds.), (Cambridge University Press 2013).

'Fenicios ilusorios en el Mediterráneo Central', in La etapa neopúnica en Hispania y el Mediterráneo central occidental: identitades compartidas , B. Mora Serrano and G. Cruz Andreotti (eds.), (2012), 449-457.

''Affection in Education: John Addington Symonds, Edward Carpenter, and the Politics of Greek Love", in Oxford Review of Education, Co-author: Chris Brooke, (2011), 683-698.

'The Cultures of the Tophet: Identification and Identity in the Phoenician Diaspora', in Cultural Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean, Gruen ES (ed.), (Getty Research Institute 2011).

'The Syrtes between East and West', in Money, Trade and Trade Routes in Pre-Islamic North Africa, A. Dowler and L. Galvin (eds.), (2011), 11-20.

'The Reinvention of Lepcis', in Colonising a colonised territory: Settlements with Punic roots in Roman times. In Meetings between Cultures in the Ancient Mediterranean. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Rome 22-26 Sept. 2008, A. Jiménez (ed.), (2010), 52-69, Website:

'North Africa', in Blackwell Companion to Ancient History , A. Erskine (ed.), (2009), 260-272.

'Herms, Kouroi and the Political Anatomy of Athens', Greece and Rome , Vol: 54, (2007), 82-105.

'The Role of the Settlement of 146 in the Provincialization of Africa', L'Africa romana , Vol: 15, (2004), 1593-1601.

'Roman Africa?', in "Romanization"? Digressus, J. Prag and A. Merryweather (eds.), (2003), Notes: Supplement 1, Website: