A Companion to Julius Caesar
Miriam Griffin is Emeritus Fellow of Classics at Oxford University. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Roman history and philosophy, including Nero (1987), Seneca: A Philosopher in Politics (1992), and Philosophia togata I & II (with Jonathan Barnes, 1991 & 1997). She was until recently editor of the Classical Quarterly .
A Companion to Julius Caesar
Notes on Contributors
Ernst Badian , FBA, John Moors Cabot Professor of History, Emeritus, Harvard, was born in Vienna and educated in New Zealand and at University College, Oxford. He was a Professor at Leeds and at Buffalo, before his appointment to Harvard (1971-98). His publications include Foreign Clientelae (264-70BC), 1958; Studies in Greek and Roman History, 1964; Roman Imperialism in the Late Republic, 1967 (revised and enlarged as Römischer Imperialismus in der Späten Republik, 1980); Publicans and Sinners, 1972 (translated into German and augmented as Zöllner und Sünder , 1997); From Plataea to Potidaea, 1993; and numerous contributions to the Oxford Classical Dictionary and to journals.
Timothy Barnes was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and held a Junior Research Fellowship at the Queen's College. He taught in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto from 1970 to 2007, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1985. He won the Conington Prize at Oxford for his first book, Tertullian: A Historical and Literary Study (1971) (2nd edition, with postscript, 1985). His major publications since then have been The Sources of the Historia Augusta (1978), Constantine and Eusebius (1981), The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine (1982), Athanasius and Constantius: Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire (1993) and Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality (1998). He now lives in Edinburgh and is attached to the University of Edinburgh.
Thomas Biskup is Research Councils UK Fellow and Lecturer in Enlightenment History at the University of Hull. He gained his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2001, and was Mary Somerville Research Fellow at the University of Oxford from 2001 to 2004. His main research interests are the cultural history of European monarchy and courts in the early modern and modern eras and natural history in eighteenth-century England and Germany. Recent publications include: 'German court and French Revolution: Émigrés in Brunswick around 1800', in Francia , 33 (2007); 'A University for Empire? The University of Göttingen and the Personal Union, 1737-1837', in Brendan Simms and Torsten Riotte (eds.), The Hanoverian Dimension in British History, 1714-1837 (Cambridge, 2007); 'Napoleon's second Sacre? Iéna and the ceremonial translation of Frederick the Great's insignia in 1807', in Alan Forrest and Peter H. Wilson (eds.), The Bee and the Eagle: Napoleonic France and the End of the Holy Roman Empire (Basingstoke, 2008); and (coedited with Marc Schalenberg), Selling Berlin: Imagebildung und Stadtmarketing von der preußischen Residenz bis zur Bundeshauptstadt (Stuttgart, 2008).
Luciano Canfora studied at the University of Bari and at the Scuola Normale of Pisa. He is currently Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Bari. He is chief editor of the journal Quaderni di Storia (1975-) and of the series "La città antica" (published by Sellerio, Palermo). In 2000 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the President of the Italian Republic for cultural merits, and in 2005 he received the Golden Honour Cross of the Hellenic Republic. Among his publications are: Conservazione e perdita dei classici (Padua: Antenore 1974); Cultura classica e crisi tedesca. Gli scritti politici di Wilamowitz 1914-31 (Bari: De Donato 1977); Ideologie del classicismo (Turin: Einaudi, 1980); Studi di storia della storiografia romana (Bari: Edipuglia, 1993; Il copista come autore (Palermo: Sellerio, 2002); Il papiro di Dongo (Milan: Adelphi, 2005); Democracy in Europe: A History of an Ideology (Oxford: Blackwell 2006); Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007); Filo