Ian Worthington

Professor

1982 …2021
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Biography

Ian Worthington specializes in ancient Greek history and oratory, with particular emphasis on late Classical and earlier Hellenistic history and Alexander the Great, on which he has published several books and numerous articles (see Publications). He did his B.A. at Hull, M.A. at Durham, both in the U.K., and Ph.D. at Monash University. He was Curators' Distinguished Professor of History and Adjunct Professor of Classics at the University of Missouri before moving to Macquarie as Professor of Ancient History in 2017.  He is currently working on a book on Hellenistic and Roman Athens from Alexander the Great to the emperor Hadrian. In addition, sicne 2003 he has been Editor-in-Chief of Brill's New Jacoby, which to date has published the fragments with commentaries of 900 ancient historians and involves a team of over 170 scholars in 18 countries.

Research/Creative Impact

  • Interview about Alexander the Great with Serious Science journal (Moscow, Russia), as part of its issue on antiquity: 2016
  • Invitation to give a public talk on Philip and Alexander and have my By the Spear book on the Macedonian Empire as a featured book event to align with 'The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander' exhibit, Field Museum, Chicago, USA: 2016.
  • Invitation to speak on Greece and Macedonia in antiquity by the Consul-General of Greece to an Invited audience at her residence in Chicago, USA: 2016.
  • Consultant for 2 National Geographic (USA) articles and interviewed on Greek TV (Alpha News) about the newly-discovered Amphipolis tomb: 2014.
  • On-camera interviews and commentary in a six-episode BBC (UK) worldwide series Ancient Worlds (2010): aired January 2011.
  • Developed, wrote, and filmed a 48-lecture video course, The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, for the Teaching Company (now The Great Courses), Chantilly, USA (2008): released on DVD and CD in 2009.
  • Interviewed by Howard Leader for his BBC Radio 4 (UK) History program about Philip II and my book: aired August 24, 2008.
  • Interviewed by Terry Jones about Alexander the Great and my Alexander biography for his BBC Radio 4 (UK) Heroes and Villainsseries: aired January 11, 2003.
  • Interviewed by the Australian ABC Network about history and memory as part of its series Distant Mirrors, Dimly Lit: aired August 22, 2003.
  • Various national and international radio and newspaper interviews in the USA on Alexander the Great, my biography, and Oliver Stone's movie Alexander: 2004.
  • Consultant for Archaeology magazine (USA) article on Alexander in Central Asia: issue Nov/Dec 2004.
  • Invited to take part in National Geographic Television and Discovery Channel (USA) documentaries on Alexander the Great and Stone's movie: 2004.
  • Instigator of biennial Fordyce Mitchel Memorial Lecture Series, University of Missouri (2000-).
  • Founder of the Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece biennial international conference series (1996-).

Teaching/Supervising Record

Extensive experience in teaching/supervising at all levels (including survey courses in the USA and honors and graduate courses):

  • Greek history from the Archaic to the end of the Hellenistic periods; Greek Historiography; Greek Oratory; Athenian Law.
  • Greek and Latin language, with an emphasis on prose authors (not in the USA).
  • History survey, Foundations of Western Civilization (in the USA).
  • Supervision and examination (including thesis committees) of graduate students in Ancient History and in Classics at the MA and PhD levels.
  • History 4004, Topics in European History: Alexander the Great: online course developed, written, and graded for Mizzou Online (Distance and Independent Study).

AWARDS (University of Missouri)

  • 21st Century Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lecturer: 2016 (university).
  • Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Annual Award: 2016.
  • Arts & Science Faculty Fellowship: 2014.
  • Curators' Distinguished Professorship: 2013.
  • CAMWS Association Award for Excellence in College/University Teaching: 2011 (national professional organization).
  • William H. Byler Distinguished Professorship Award: 2010.
  • Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of History, 3-year competitive chair: 2006-09.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council Most Inspiring Professor Award: 2007.
  • Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creativity in the Humanities: 2005.

Invited Keynotes/Distinguished Lectures:

  • Akexander the Great: Truly Great?', 37th Annual Greek Festival, Sydney: 2019
  • Ptolemy I of Egypt: Alexander the Great's Greatest Successor?: Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Annual Lecture, University of Missouri, USA: 2016.
  • By the Spear: Philip II and Alexander the Great. Book event (showcasing By the Spear) and lecture on Philip and Alexander to coincide with 'The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander' exhibit, Field Museum, Chicago, invited by the Hellenic-American Leadership Council and the Greek Consul General of Chicago, USA: 2016.
  • Philip, Alexander, and Unwinnable Wars: 42nd annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture, University of Northern Iowa, USA: 2015.
  • By the Spear:  Macedonia's Empire and its Legacy: History Series, Salisbury House, Iowa, USA: 2014.
  • Performing Oratory, or, How to Read Your Audience: 'A Theatre of Justice: Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory & Rhetoric' conference, University of London, England: 2012.
  • Why is Alexander Great and not Philip?, Althistorisches Seminar, Leibniz-Universität, Hanover, Germany: 2009.
  • Alexander the Great and Divinity, Kodaishinokai Series, University of Tokyo, Japan: 2008.
  • Brill's New Jacoby: Conception, Methods, Plans, 'Fragmentary History in a Global Context' conference, Department of Classics, College of the Holy Cross, USA: 2007.
  • 'How Does a Man Become a God?' The Case of Alexander the Great, 2005 Betty Hunter Memorial Lecture, Department of Classics, Florida State University, USA: 2005.
  • 'A huge wordy letter came from [Demosthenes]': The Art of Persuasion when You're Out of Town, Rhetoric and the Classics' conference, University of California, San Diego, USA: 2001.
  • Athens in the Age of Alexander the Great: From Fordyce Mitchel to Today, 12th Annual Fordyce Mitchel Memorial Lecture, University of Missouri, USA: 1999.
  • Alexander the Great - Legend and RealityEstia Greek Festival, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: 1997.
  • The Universality and Immortality of Greek, 'National Languages of the European Union: Present and Future of Greek' conference, sponsored by the European Parliament, Athens, Greece: 1995.

I have given papers and lectures on various aspects of Alexander the Great, Demosthenes, Philip II, Athenian history and democracy, Greek Oratory, and Greek Epigraphy at the following conferences and to Classics and History departments:

Within North America: Clemson University (2008), Dartmouth College (2007), Missouri (1998, 1999, 2005), McGill University (2004), Calgary (2002), UC San Diego (1995), Winnipeg (2002), Salt Lake City (1996), UC Berkeley (1991), Norman (1990), Austin (1990), Cornell (1990), UCLA (1990), Colorado (1990), Washington (1990), CAMWS, St Louis (2004), CAMWS, Austin (2002), CAMWS, Knoxville (2000), CAC, Calgary (1999), CAMWS, Omaha (1995), APA, San Francisco (1990), CAMWS, Columbia (1990).

Within the UK: Warwick (1995), Glasgow (1991), Bristol (1991), Nottingham (1991), Hull (1986), Liverpool (1986), Cambridge (1986), C.A., Warwick (2003).

Within Australia: Brisbane (2003), Melbourne (2002), Newcastle (1991, 1997), Tasmania (1994), Macquarie (1993), UNE, Armidale (1989, 1991), NTU, Darwin (1990), ANU, Canberra (1987), ASCS, Canberra (1992), International Macedonia Symposium, Melbourne (1991), ASCS, Melbourne (1985), ASCS, Canberra (1983).

Elsewhere: Warsaw (2008), Krakow (2008), Gdansk (2008), Tokyo (2008), Kyoto (2008).

 

Publications

Sole Authored Books

  • A Historical Commentary on DinarchusRhetoric and Conspiracy in Later Fourth-Century Athens (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press 1992), hb & pb, pp. xvi & 394
  • Greek Orators Vol. 2, Dinarchus 1 and Hyperides 5 & 6, introduction, Greek text, translation, and commentary (Warminster, Aris & Phillips 1999), hb & pb, pp. xii & 228
  • Alexander the Great:Man and God (London, Pearson 2003), hb, pp. xix & 251 - nominated for the 2004 Criticos Book Prize (UK). Revised & enlarged edition in pb published in 2004, pp. xxiii & 343. Dutch translation published by Bert Bakker (Amsterdam 2004); Serbian translation published by PortaLibris (Beograd 2006); Polish translation published by Ossolineum Publishing House (Warsaw 2008)
  • Philip II of Macedonia (New Haven and London, Yale University Press 2008), hb & pb, pp. xxvi & 303. Greek translation published by Patakis Publishers (Athens 2011); French translation published by Editions Economica (Paris 2012); Russian translation published by Eurasia Publishers (St Petersburg 2013)
  • Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece (New York, Oxford University Press 2013), hb, pp. xxviii & 382 - nominated for the 2013 Criticos Book Prize (UK). Paperback published in October 2015
  • By the Spear. Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire (New York, Oxford University Press 2014), hb, pp. xxi & 388 ('book of the week' in The Times (UK), July 26, 2014). Audiobook published by Audible Inc. (2014). Paperback published in November 2016.
  • Ptolemy I: King and Pharaoh of Egypt (New York, Oxford University Press 2016), hb, pp. xviii & 253

Co-Authored Books

  • Lives of the Attic OratorsPseudo-Plutarch, Photius and the Suda (introduction and commentary with J. Roisman; trans. R. Waterfield), Clarendon Ancient History Series (Oxford, Oxford University Press 2015), pp. xx & 381

Edited Books

  • Acta of the University of New England International Seminar on Greek and Latin Epigraphy (Bonn, Habelt 1990), pb, pp. iii & 214 = Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 83 (1990) pp. 1-214
  • PersuasionGreek Rhetoric In Action (London & New York, Routledge 1994), hb & pb, pp. xi & 277
  • Ventures Into Greek HistoryEssays in Honour of N. G. L. Hammond (Oxford, Oxford University Press 1994), hb, pp. xxvi & 401 
  • Voice Into TextOrality and Literacy in Ancient Greece (Leiden, Brill 1996), hb, pp. xiii & 232
  • DemosthenesStatesman and Orator (London & New York, Routledge 2000), hb & pb, pp. xiv & 289
  • Alexander the Great: A Reader (London and New York, Routledge 2003; repr. 2004) hb & pb, pp. xvi & 332; second, revised and enlarged, edition (2011), hb & pb, pp. xxviii & 420
  • The Blackwell Companion to Greek Rhetoric (Malden, Blackwell 2007), hb & pb, pp. xvi & 616--  
    • and John Miles Foley, Epea and GrammataOral and Written Communication in Ancient Greece (Leiden, Brill 2002), hb, pp. xi & 206
    • and Joseph Roisman, The Blackwell Companion to Ancient Macedonia (Malden, Blackwell  2010), hb, pp. xix & 603

Translations (with introduction and notes)

  • Demosthenes: Speeches 60 and 61, Prologues, Letters, The Oratory of Classical Greece Series Vol. 10 (Austin, University of Texas Press 2006), hb & pb, pp. xxxv & 142 
    •  and C. Cooper and E.M. Harris, Dinarchus, Hyperides, Lycurgus, The Oratory of Classical Greece Series Vol. 5 (Austin, University of Texas Press 2001), hb & pb, pp. xxviii & 226

 

Book Chapters (refereed)

  • 'Alexander the Great and the Date of the Mytilene Decree', in Acta of the University of New England Seminar on Greek and Latin Epigraphy (see above, 'Books') 194-214
  • 'History and Oratorical Exploitation', in PersuasionGreek Rhetoric In Action (see above, 'Books') 109-129
  • 'The Canon of the Ten Attic Orators', in PersuasionGreek Rhetoric In Action (see above, 'Books') 244-263
  • 'The Harpalus Affair and the Greek Response to the Macedonian Hegemony', in Ventures Into Greek History (see above, 'Books') 307-330
  • 'The Universality and Immortality of Greek', in G. Daldaki (ed.), The Present and Future of GreekProceedings of the National Languages of the European Union 1995 Conference (Athens 1995) 124-127
  •  'Greek Oratory and the Oral/Literate Division', in Voice Into Text. Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece (see above, 'Books') 165-179
  • 'Alexander and Athens in 324/3: On the Greek Attitude to the Macedonian Hegemony', in P.J. Connor (ed.), Ancient Macedonia. 2nd Australian International Symposium On Ancient Macedonian Studies (Sydney 1996) = Mediterranean Archaeology 7 (1994) 45-51
  • 'Demosthenes' (In)activity During the Reign of Alexander the Great', in DemosthenesStatesman and Orator (see above, 'Books') 90-113
  • 'Alexander, Philip, and the Macedonian Background', in J. Roisman (ed.), The Brill Companion to Alexander the Great (Leiden, Brill 2003) 69-98
  • 'Alexander's Destruction of Thebes', in W. Heckel & L.A. Tritle (eds.), Crossroads of History. The Age of Alexander the Great (Claremont CA, Regina 2003) 65-86
  • 'Oral Performance in the Athenian Assembly and the Demosthenic Prooemia', in C.M. Mackie (ed.), Oral Performance and Its Context (Leiden, Brill 2004) 129-143
  • 'Rhetoric and Politics in Classical Greece: Rise of the Rhêtores', in The Blackwell Companion to Greek Rhetoric (see above, 'Books') 255-271
  •  'IG ii2 236 and Philip's Common Peace of 337', in L.G. Mitchell and L. Rubenstein (eds.), Greek History and Epigraphy: Essays in Honour of P.J. Rhodes (Swansea, Classical Press of Wales 2008) 213-223
  • 'Alexander the Great, Nation-building, and the Creation and Maintenance of Empire', in V.D. Hanson (ed.), Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome (Princeton, Princeton University Press 2010) 118-137
  • 'Worldwide Empire vs Glorious Enterprise: Diodorus and Justin on Philip II and Alexander the Great', in E. Carney and D. Ogden (eds.), Philip II and Alexander the Great: Lives and Afterlives (Oxford, O.U.P. 2010) 165-174
  • 'Why we have Demosthenes' Symbouleutic Speeches: A Note', in F.C. Gabaudan and J.V.M. Dosuna (eds.), Dic Mihi, Musa, Virum. Homenaje a Antonio López Eire (Salamanca, Universidad de Salamanca Press 2010) 709-713
  • 'Intentional History: Alexander, Demosthenes and Thebes', in L. Foxhall and H-J. Gehrke (eds.), Intentional HistorySpinning Time in Ancient Greece (Stuttgart, Steiner 2010) 239-246
  • 'Macedonia and Philip II', translated into Japanese by A. Kiso, Aeschines, Western Classical Literature Series (Kyoto, Kyoto University Press 2012)
  •  'From East to West: Alexander and the Exiles Decree', in E. Baynham (ed.), East and West in the World Empire of AlexanderEssays in Honour of Brian Bosworth (Oxford, O.U.P. 2014) 93-106
  • 'Audience Reaction and Performance in the Courts and Assembly', in A. Serafim (ed.), A Theatre of Justice: Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric (Leiden, Brill 2017) 13-25
  •  'Campaigns of Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC', in H. Sidebottom and M. Whitby (eds.),The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Ancient Battles (Malden, Blackwell 2017) 503-573
  • 'The Minora and Spuria of the Demosthenic Corpus', in G. Martin (ed.), Oxford Handbook to Demosthenes (Oxford, O.U.P., 2018) 401-405
    • and Dawn L. Gilley, 'Alexander the Great, Macedonia and Asia', in The Blackwell Companion to Ancient Macedonia (see above, 'Books') 186-207

 

Refereed Articles (international journals)

  • 'The First Flight of Harpalus Reconsidered', Greece & Rome 31 (1984) 161-169 
  • 'I.G. ii2 370 and the Date of the Athenian Alliance with Aetolia', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 57 (1984) 139-144
  • 'Pausanias II 33,4-5 and Demosthenes', Hermes 113 (1985) 123-125
  • 'Plutarch Demosthenes 25 and Demosthenes' Cup', Classical Philology 80 (1985) 229-233
  • 'Pisistratus and the euthunai: A Conjecture', L'Antiquité Classique 54 (1985) 235-239
  • 'KINDYNEYEIN: To be on Trial', Parola del Passato 40 (1985) 38-39
  • 'The Chronology of the Harpalus Affair', Symbolae Osloenses 61 (1986) 63-76
  • 'Hyp. 5.18 and Alexander's Second Directive to the Greeks', Classica et Mediaevalia 37 (1986) 115-121
  • 'The Nemean "Akrotatos the Good" Graffito Again', American Journal of Archaeology 90 (1986) 41
  • 'I.G. ii2 1631, 1632 and Harpalus' Ships', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 65 (1986) 222-224
  • 'On the Use of apophasis and apophaseis in Deinarchus I & III', Philologus 130 (1986) 184-186
  • 'Should Aeneid 8.727-8 be Transposed?', Eranos 84 (1986) 167-169
  • 'Aristophanes, Lysistrata 526: An Unnoticed Military Pun', Mnemosyne 39 (1986) 388-389
  • 'The Siting of Demosthenes' Statue', Annual of the British School of Archaeology at Athens 81 (1986) 389
  • 'Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 76-81 and Argus', American Journal of Philology 108 (1987) 161-164
  • 'A Note on SEG 13.469 and indictio', Eranos 85 (1987) 68
  • 'The Earlier Career of Leosthenes and I.G. ii2 1631', Historia 36 (1987) 489-491
  • 'Aristophanes' Knights and the Abortive Peace Proposals of 425 BC', L'Antiquité Classique 56 (1987) 56-67
  • 'The Death of Scipio Aemilianus', Hermes 117 (1989) 253-256
  • 'Aristophanes' Frogs and Arginusae', Hermes 117 (1989) 359-363
  • 'Thoughts on the Identity of Dinarchus' Philocles (III Against Philocles)', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 79 (1989) 80-82
  • 'The Duration of an Athenian Political Trial', Journal of Hellenic Studies 109 (1989) 204-207
  • 'Aristophanic Caricature and the Sam Wide Group Cups', Eranos 87 (1990) 1-8, pls. 1 & 2
  • 'The Ending of Euripides' Medea', Hermes 118 (1990) 502-505
  • 'The Context of [Demades], On The Twelve Years', Classical Quarterly 41 (1991) 90-95
  • 'The Authenticity of Demosthenes' Fourth Philippic', Mnemosyne 44 (1991) 425-428
  • 'Greek Oratory, Revision of Speeches and the Problem of Historical Reliability', Classica et Mediaevalia 42 (1991) 55-74
  • 'Coinage and Sulla's Retirement', Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 135 (1992) 188-191
  • 'Two Letters of Isocrates and Ring Composition', Electronic Antiquity 1.1 (1993) 1-6
  • 'Once More, The Client/Logographos Relationship', Classical Quarterly 43 (1993) 67-72
  • 'The Date of the Tegea decree (Tod ii 202): A Response to the Diagramma of Alexander III or of Polyperchon?', Ancient History Bulletin 7 (1993) 59-64
  • '[Plutarch], X.Or. 848e: A Loeb Mistranslation and Its Effect on Hyperides' Entry Into Athenian Political Life', Electronic Antiquity 3.2 (1995)
  • 'How "Great" was Alexander?', Ancient History Bulletin 13.2 (1999) 39-55 - republished in: 
    • J.R. and H.B. Mitchell (eds), Taking SidesWorld History 1 (McGraw-Hill/Dushkin 2002)
    • J.S.G. Gandeto, Ancient Macedonians (New York 2002)
    • I. Worthington (ed.), Alexander the GreatA Reader (London 2003)
  • 'Alexander the Great and the "Interests of Historical Accuracy": A Reply', Ancient History Bulletin 13.4 (1999) 136-140
  • 'Demosthenes, Philippic 2.20 and Potidaea the Apoikia', Hermes 128 (2000) 235-236
  •  'The Date of Chaerephilus' Citizenship', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 130 (2000) 296-298
  • 'Hyperides 5.32 and Alexander the Great's Statue', Hermes 129 (2001) 129-131
  • 'Lycurgus 1.149 and those Two Voting Urns', Classical Quarterly 51 (2001) 301-304
  • 'Tod ii 198 (Athenian Honours for Eudemus of Plataea): Which War?', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 137 (2001) 109-112
  • 'Who is the Demosthenes at the End of Demosthenes 56, Against Dionysodorus? An Exercise in Methodology', Scholia 11 (2002) 18-24
  • 'The Length of an Athenian Public Trial: A Reply to Professor MacDowell', Hermes 131 (2003) 364-371
  • 'The Authorship of the Demosthenic Epitaphios'Museum Helveticum 60 (2003) 152-157
  • 'The Authenticity of Demosthenes' Sixth Letter', Mnemosyne 56 (2003) 585-589
  • 'Alexander the Great and the Greeks in 336? Another Reading of IG ii2 329', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 147 (2004) 59-71
  • 'Encore IG ii2 329', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 162 (2007), 114-116
  • 'Philip II's Failures at Perinthus and Byzantium: A Reconsideration', Gdanskie Studia Archeologiczne 2 (2012), 219-222
  • 'El nacimiento de una nueva Grecia (334-323 a.C.)', in 'Alejandro Magno (III) El Levante y Egipto', Desperta Ferro Historia Antigua y Medieval 33 (2016), 38-44
  • 'Ptolemy I as Soter: The Silence of Epigraphy and the Case for Egypt', ZPE 198 (2016) 128-130
  • 'Callias of Sphettus' Exile', ZPE 209 (2019) 128-130
  • 'The "Divine Octavia" and Athens', 39/8 BC', ZPE (forthcoming)
  • 'Why did the Successors meet at Triparadeisus?', Karanos (forthcoming)

 

Encyclopaedia Articles

  • 'Aeschines', 'Antipater', 'Battle of Granicus', 'Battle of Hydaspes', 'Cleon of Athens', 'Eumenes II', 'Isaeus', 'Mausolus of Caria', 'Olympias', 'Polycrates of Samos', in T.J. Sienkewicz (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, 3 vols. (Pasadena, Salem Press: 2002)
  • 'Lycurgus of Athens', in M. Gagarin (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (Oxford, O.U.P.: 2009)
  • 'Archelaus of Macedonia', 'Attic Orators', 'Battle of Chaeronea', 'Cleon', 'Demosthenes', 'Dinarchus', 'Granicus', 'Harpalus', 'Hyperides', 'Issus', 'Felix Jacoby', 'League of Corinth', 'Pella', 'Perdiccas II', 'Perdiccas III', in C. Champion et al. (eds.), The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World (Malden, Blackwell: 2013)
  • 'Felix Jacoby', rev & enl., in C. Champion, et al., The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World (Malden, Blackwell: forthcoming 2019)
  • 'Demosthenes of Athens', in S. Müller and W. Heckel (eds.), Lexicon of Argead Macedonia (Berlin, Frank & Timme: forthcoming)
  • 'Harpalus', in S. Müller and W. Heckel (eds.), Lexicon of Argead Macedonia (Berlin, Frank & Timme: forthcoming)

 

Editorship of BNJ

  • Editor-in-Chief, Brill's New Jacoby: new edition (texts, translations, commentaries, biographical essays) of F. Jacoby, Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker I-III, a collection of 856 ancient writers spanning Archaic Greek to Roman imperial times, who wrote about all aspects of the ancient world from Greece to India, including genealogy, mythography, ethnography, geography, horography, history, politics. The project is published online by E.J. Brill Academic Publishers and involves a team of 172 scholars in 18 countries with 13 area editors. The first batch of authors was published in July 2007 and the final batch is scheduled for October 2020. To date  900 authors are published/waiting publication. In 2016 BNJ 2 (revised entries with addenda) began to be published, under my sole editorship, until at least 2025.

 

Non-refereed & Other Work

  • 'A Note on Thucydides 3.82.4', Liverpool Classical Monthly 7 (1982) 124
  • 'A Façade Charge in Ath. Pol. 16.8?', Liverpool Classical Monthly 8 (1983) 59-60
  • 'Harpalus and the Macedonian Envoys', Liverpool Classical Monthly 9 (1984) 47-48
  • 'Aeneid 8.728: did Augustus Bridge the Araxes?', Liverpool Classical Monthly 9 (1984) 48
  • 'Deinarchus I.34 & 82: Two Textual Restorations', Liverpool Classical Monthly 10 (1985) 152
  • 'Introduction: Demosthenes, Then and Now', in DemosthenesStatesman and Orator (see above, 'Books') 1-8
  • 'Alexander may not have been so great after all', Columbia Missourian, November 9 (2000) 6a

 

Reviews

  • H. Montgomery, The Way to Chaeronea (Oslo 1983), Ploutarchos 3 (1988) 15-17
  • M. Palmer, Love of Glory and the Common GoodAspects of the Political Thought of Thucydides (Lanham, MD 1992), Classical Review 44 (1994) 202-203
  • S. Usher, DemosthenesOn The Crown (Warminster 1994), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 5 (1994) 643-647
  • R. Sealey, Demosthenes and His TimeA Study in Defeat (Oxford 1993), Classical Review 44 (1994) 339-340
  • A. Stewart, Faces of PowerAlexander's Image and Hellenistic Politics (Berkeley 1993), Classical Journal 91 (1996) 210-211
  • M. Flower, Theopompus of ChiosHistory and Rhetoric in the Fourth Century BC (Oxford 1994), Classical Review 46 (1996) 179
  • R. Osborne & S. Hornblower (eds.), Ritual, Finance, PoliticsAthenian Democratic Accounts Presented to David Lewis (Oxford 1994), Classical Review 46 (1996) 180
  • J. Cargill, Athenian Settlements of the Fourth Century BC (Leiden 1995), Classical Review 48 (1998) 523-524
  • G. Crane, Thucydides and Ancient Simplicity (Berkeley 1998), Classical Review 49 (1999) 368-369
  • C.W. Blackwell, In the Absence of Alexander. Harpalus and the Failure of Macedonian Authority (New York 1998), Classical Review50 (2000) 188-190
  • G. Shipley, The Greek World after Alexander, 323-30 BC (London and New York 2000), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2001.03.11
  • H. Yunis, DemosthenesOn The Crown (Cambridge 2001), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2001.09.19
  • N. Fisher, AeschinesAgainst Timarchos (Oxford 2001), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.03.06
  • D. Whitehead, Hyperides, The Forensic Orations (Oxford 2000), Classical Review 52 (2002) 4-6
  • P. Brun, L'orateur DémadeEssai d'histoire et d'historiographie (Bordeaux 2000), Classical Review 52 (2002) 41-42
  • P. Chiron (ed.), Pseudo-Aristote, Rhétorique à Alexandre, Budé Text (Paris 2002), Rhetorica 20 (2002) 303-304
  • D. Hamel, Trying NeairaThe True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece (New Haven 2003), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2003.07.42
  • J.V. Muir (ed.), AlcidamasThe Works and Fragments (Bristol 2001), Scholia 12 (2003) 28-29
  • P.J. Rhodes, Ancient Democracy and Modern Ideology (London 2003), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.03.21
  • Olga Palagia and Stephen V. Tracy (eds), The Macedonians in Athens, 322-229 BC (Oxford 2003), Bryn Mawr Classical Review2004.07.23
  • J. Buckler, Aegean Greece in the Fourth Century BC (Leiden 2003), Classical Review 54 (2004) 467-469
  • A.F. Natoli, The Letter of Speusippus to Philip II (Stuttgart 2004), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.03.03
  • Alexander, written and directed by Oliver Stone (2004), American Historical Review 110 (2005) 533-534
  • M. Trundle, Greek Mercenaries from the Late Archaic Period to Alexander (London 2004), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.07.04
  • P.J. Rhodes & R. Osborne (eds), Greek Historical Inscriptions, 404-323 BC (Oxford 2003), Classical Review 55 (2005) 315-317
  • W. Heckel, Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great (Oxford 2006), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.01.42
  • J.D. Lewis, Early Greek Lawgivers (Bristol 2007), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.02.35
  • D.M. MacDowell, Demosthenes the Orator (Oxford 2009), Ancient History Bulletin 23 (2009) 85-87
  • R.A. Gabriel, Philip II of Macedon: Greater than Alexander (Washington 2010), Michigan War Studies Review 21 (2011) 1-4
  • P. Hunt, War, Peace, and Alliance in Demosthenes' Athens (New York 2010), American Historical Review 117 (2012) 907-908
  • C. Kremmydas, Commentary on Demosthenes Against Leptines (Oxford 2012), Classical Review 63 (2013) 371-372
  • F.L. Holt, The Treasures of Alexander the Great (New York 2016), History: Reviews of New Books (forthcoming 2019)

Community engagement

Alexander the Great: Truly Great?’, 37thannual Greek Festival of Sydney, sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW, Parliament House Sydney: 2019.

Interview about Greek and Roman citizenship for ‘The History of Citizenship’ on Rear Vision presented by Annabelle Quince (Radio National, Australia): 2017.

‘Ptolemy I of Egypt and the Successors’: The Life of Alexander the Greatpodcast series, no. 111, published by The Podcast Network (thepodcastnetwork.com): 2017.

‘Alexander the Great’, The Life of Alexander the Greatpodcast series, no. 50, published by The Podcast Network (thepodcastnetwork.com): 2016.

Interview about Alexander the Great with Serious Sciencejournal (Moscow, Russia), as part of its issue on antiquity: 2016.

Ptolemy I of Egypt: Alexander the Great’s Greatest Successor?: Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Annual Lecture, University of Missouri, USA: 2016.

By the Spear: Philip II and Alexander the Great. Book event (showcasing By the Spear) and lecture on Philip and Alexander to coincide with ‘The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander’ exhibit, Field Museum, Chicago, invited by the Hellenic-American Leadership Council and the Greek Consul General of Chicago, USA: 2016.

Macedonia’s Empire and Legacy: History Series, Salisbury House, Iowa, USA: 2014.

On-camera interviews and commentary in a six-episode BBC (UK) worldwide series Ancient Worlds(2010): aired January 2011.

Developed, wrote, and filmed a 48-lecture video course, The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, for the Teaching Company (now The Great Courses), Chantilly, USA (2008): released on DVD and CD in 2009.

Alexander the Great and Divinity, Kodaishinokai Series, University of Tokyo, Japan: 2008.

Interviewed by Howard Leader for his BBC Radio 4 (UK) History program about Philip II and my book: aired August 24, 2008.

Interviewed by Terry Jones about Alexander the Great and my Alexander biography for his BBC Radio 4 (UK) Heroes and Villainsseries: aired January 11, 2003.

Athens in the Age of Alexander the Great: From Fordyce Mitchel to Today, 12thAnnual Fordyce Mitchel Memorial Lecture, University of Missouri, USA: 1999.

Alexander the Great – Legend and RealityEstiaGreek Festival, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: 1997.

The Universality and Immortality of Greek, ‘National Languages of the European Union: Present and Future of Greek’ conference, sponsored by the European Parliament, Athens, Greece: 1995.

Numerous radio, magazine, and newspaper interviews over the years on aspets of the ancient world.

Various talks to school classes on the ancient world.

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book review Social Sciences
graffiti Social Sciences
Athens Arts & Humanities
peace Social Sciences
Alexander the Great Arts & Humanities
Demosthenes Arts & Humanities
France Social Sciences
Macedonia Arts & Humanities

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Projects 2003 2021

Research Outputs 1982 2020

Demosthenes of Athens

Worthington, I., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Lexicon of Argead Macedonia. Müller, S. & Heckel, W. (eds.). Berlin: Frank & Timme Berlin

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

Harpalus

Worthington, I., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Lexicon of Argead Macedonia. Müller, S. & Heckel, W. (eds.). Berlin: Frank & Timme Berlin

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

Ptolemy I and the Succession Issue

Worthington, I., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Hermes. Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Callias of Sphettus' exile (IG ii/iii3 1, 4 no. 911)

Worthington, I., 2019, In : Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik. 209, p. 137-139 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Jacoby, Felix (1876–1959)

Worthington, I., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The encyclopedia of ancient history. Bagnall, R. S., Brodersen, K., Champion, C. B., Erskine, A. & Huebner, S. R. (eds.). Malden: Blackwell Publishing

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

Activities 2007 2019

  • 2 Editorial work
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Alexander and Philip II: Great Then, Great Now

Ian Worthington (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Athens Falls to Rome: Capturing the Rude Conqueror' -invited

Ian Worthington (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Brill Academic Publishers (Publisher)

Ian Worthington (Editor in chief)
20162026

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Brill Academic Publishers (Publisher)

Ian Worthington (Editor in chief)
20072019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Press / Media

Roman Athens

Ian Worthington

7/08/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Herostratus and the burning of the temple at Ephesus

Ian Worthington

27/07/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

‘The History of Citizenship’

Ian Worthington

1/12/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

• ‘Ptolemy I of Egypt and the Successors’:

Ian Worthington

1/08/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

• ‘Alexander the Great’

Ian Worthington

1/03/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment