Professor Rosalind Thomas

Research Interests

I have just finished a book (in press) which examines the phenomenon of polis and island histories ('local histories') in the Greek world. Entitled 'Polis Histories, Collective memories and the Greek World' (CUP. in press), it examines the writing of such histories as a mass phenomenon in the late Classical and early Hellenistic world, reexamines their content and tendencies, and interprets them as a cultural as well as a political phenomenon which speaks to the times in which they were produced.

Teaching

I teach all Greek history Finals papers and some Roman history for Classics, AMH and CAAH; Aristophanes' Political Comedy, Thucydides and the West. Tacitus and Tiberius.

Publications

Full Publications: professor_rosalind_thomas_full_publications.docx

Selected Publication:

  • Polis Histories, Collective Memories and the Greek World

  • Historical Consciousness and the 'Aitiology'

  • Truth and authority in Herodotus’ narrative: false stories and true stories

  • Thucydides and his Intellectual Milieu

  • Performance, Audience Participation and the Dynamics of the Fourth-Century Assembly and Jury courts of Athens

  • More
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