Prof. Tim Rood
MA DPhil Oxf


Professor of Greek Literature, Faculty of Classics
Tutorial Fellow in Classics, St Hugh's College


St Hugh's College

Tel No: (01865) 284471
Fax No: (01865) 274950

Prof. Tim Rood

Research Keywords:

Greek historiography and its reception.

Research Interests:

I teach a wide range of Greek literature and some Latin, as well as both Latin and Greek language. My research interests are in Greek historiography and in the reception of ancient Greek history and culture in the modern world.

Full Publications:

Click here for a downloadable pdf of full publications:  Tim-Rood-Publications-2014.pdf

Selected Publications:

'Xenophon and the Barberini: Pietro da Cortona's Sacrifice to Diana', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol: 76, (2013), 1-22.

'Black Sea Variations: Arrian's Periplus', Cambridge Classical Journal, Vol: 57, (2011), 135-161.

'Herodotus' Proem: Space, Time, and the Origins of International Relations', Ariadne, Vol: 16, (2010), 43-74.

American Anabasis: Xenophon and the Idea of America from the Mexican War to Iraq , (Duckworth Overlook 2010).

'From Marathon to Waterloo: Byron, Battle Monuments, and the Persian Wars', in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars, E. Hall, P. J. Rhodes, and E. Bridges (eds.), (Oxford 2007), 267-97.

'Xenophon and Diodorus: Continuing Thucydides', in Xenophon and his World, C. J. Tuplin (ed.), (Stuttgart 2004), 341-95.

The Sea! The Sea! The Shout of the Ten Thousand in the Modern Imagination, (Duckworth Overlook 2004).

'Thucydides' Persian Wars', in The Limits of Historiography: Genre and Narrative in Ancient Historical Texts, C. S. Kraus (ed.), (Leiden 1999), 141-68; reprinted in J. Rusten (ed.), Oxford Readings in Thucydides (Oxford, 2009), 148-75.

Thucydides: Narrative and Explanation, (Oxford University Press 1998).