1994 …2023

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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
  • Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome and their reception.

Biography

Dr Ian Plant is a member 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.

George Topalidis, Aphrodite: An Examination of Greek Local Cult and Near Eastern Influence.

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).

Lucy Schulz, Finding the Female in Ancient Greek Landscapes (2019).

Kathryn White, Gender and Death: Women on Greek Funerary Monuments in the Archaic and Classical Periods (2019).

Elizabeth Stockdale, The Principles of Female Figures in the Odyssey (2023)

MRES

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

George Topalidis, The Stages of Hera: Reconstructing the Sacred Marriage (2022)

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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  • Brasidas and Thucydides: hero and his historian

    Plant, I., 2023, In: Dialogues d'Histoire Ancienne. 49, 2, p. 11-36 26 p.

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  • Apollonides Horapios (661)

    Plant, I., 2022, Brill's New Jacoby - Second Edition, Part III. Worthington, I. (ed.). Brill

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  • Apollonios the Egyptian (661A)

    Plant, I., 2022, Brill's New Jacoby - Second Edition, Part III. Worthington, I. (ed.). Brill, (Brill's New Jacoby, Second Edition).

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  • Athenian red-figure kylix, Greece: inspired

    Plant, I. & Alexakis, E., 2022, 100 treasures / 100 emotions: the Macquarie University History Museum. Bommas, M. (ed.). Lewes, UK: D. Giles Limited, p. 54-57 4 p.

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  • Judith Maitland

    Plant, I., 2022, (Accepted/In press) Brill's biographical dictionary of women classicists. Whitaker, G. & Hallett, J. (eds.). Brill

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookpeer-review