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Research interests

Ian's fields of research are Greek history and historiography, especially the study of Thucydides. He also works on mythology, Egyptian religion in Greek and Latin writers and women writers from Ancient Greece and Rome. He teaches Ancient Greek, Latin, Mythology, Greek Heroes, Women Writers, Historiography, Thucydides and Herodotus.

Among his current research projects are:

  • Thucydides and the writing of history
  • Greek and Roman writers on Egyptian Religion-a project he is working on in collaboration with A/Professor Boyo Ockinga.
  • Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome and their reception.

Biography

Dr Ian Plant is the Head of the Department of Ancient History in the Faculty of Arts. He studied Classics (including Ancient Greek and Latin) and Ancient History at the University of Canterbury, where he completed his doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Katherine Adshead and Professor Kevin Lee. He taught at the University of Western Australia before taking up the post at Macquarie.

Research student supervision

Current HDR

Ian Debenham, The Roman Shipbuilding Industry.

Lucy Schulz, Finding the Female in Ancient Greek Landscapes.

Elizabeth Stockdale, Female Values in Homer

Kathryn White, Gender and Death: Women on Greek Funerary Monuments in the Archaic and Classical Periods.

HDR: Completed

John McLellan, The Military Career of Pausanias of Lacedaemon (2000).

Christopher Matthew, A Storm of Spears: A Reappraisal of Hoplite Combat (2009).

Kay Leiper, Education, Literacy and its Cognitive Effects: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making in Homer and Archaic and Fifth-Century BC Athens (2013).

Jennifer Irving, The Greek Epigraphic Evidence for Healer Women in the Greek and Roman World (2015).

MRES

Lucinda Guzman, Hera’s Lettuce: Women and the Peculiar Uses of Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables in Ancient Greek Festivals for Women (2014).

MA by Research

Emmanuel Agoratsios, Politics and Oracles: A Study of Athenian Political Relations with the Delphic Oracle in the Archaic Period c. 632/1—505/4 B.C. (2006).

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Research Outputs 1994 2018

Mary Hays's classical women and the promotion of female agency

Plant, I., 2018, The Invention of Female Biography. Walker, G. L. (ed.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 83-104 22 p. (Chawton Studies in Scholarly Editing; no. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Oaths and vows: binding the gods to one's military success

Plant, I., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Religion and Classical Warfare: Archaic and Classical Greece. Dillon, M., Matthew, C. & Schmitz, M. (eds.). Barnsley: Pen and Sword Books , p. 53-72 & 218-224 27 p. 4

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The Anonymous Life of Thucydides

Plant, I., 2017, In : Ancient history : resources for teachers. 46, 2016, p. 145-161 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Thucydides
History
Parchment
Manuscripts
Antiquity