List of Contributors

Professor Thomas Banchich, Ph.D. is Professor of Classics and History at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the De Imperatoribus Romanis. He has written extensively on Julian the Apostate and Eunapius of Sardis.

Professor Herbert W. Benario is Professor Emeritus of Classics at Emory University, author of ten books, with emphasis on Tacitus and the early principate, and past president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.

Dr. Nina C. Coppolino earned her B.A. in Classics from the College of the Holy Cross in 1979, and a Ph.D. in Classics from Fordham University in 1994. She has taught at Holy Cross and Tufts University. She is a generalist in Latin and Greek Literature. and Greek and Roman Civilization.

Mr. David J. Coffta is a doctoral candidate at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He holds an MA from Vanderbilt. He has written on the poet Horace and made contributions to the De Imperatoribus Romanis.

Kevin Crow is Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Western Kentucky University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in 2001. His dissertation topic was: Maleficia aut Beneficia: The Influence of the Roman Legal tradition on Late Antique Attitudes Concerning Magic and Divination.

Professor Michael DiMaio, Ph.D is Professor of Classics and Philosophy at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. He is the former chairman of the Editorial Board of the De Imperatoribus Romanis and is its managing editor. He serves on the editorial board of the Online Reference Book of Medieval Studies. He has written extensively  aspects of the reigns of the Neo-Flavian Emperors.

Dr. John Donahue is Instructor in the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William & Mary; received A.B. in Classics from the College of the Holy Cross; M.A. and Ph.D (1996) in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; scholarly interests in Roman social history, Latin epigraphy, and Imperial biography; currently working on a book concerning social aspects of public banqueting in Rome and the West during the Principate.

Dr. Jan Willem Drijvers is Lecturer in Ancient History in the History Department of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He has written other works on the women of the Neo-Flavian Dynasty and is currently working on later Roman history, especially as it is reflected in the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus

Hugh Elton is currently Director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara in Turkey. He has written books about Warfare in Late Antiquity and Roman Frontiers. .

Professor James Allan Evans was formerly Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. Currently he is visiting Whitehead professor American School of Classical Studies, Athens. His research interests include the histories of Greece and Rome.

Dr. Garrett G. Fagan is Assistant Professor in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Penn State. He gained his PhD in 1993 from McMaster University. Besides the Julio-Claudian emperors, his research interests include Roman social history and Latin epigraphy. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the DIR.

Dr. Robert Frakes is Associate Professor of History at Clarion University. His research interests include late Roman historiography, administration and Church-State Relations. He is a member of the Associate Editorial board of the De Imperatoribus Romanis Editorial Board and is the Copy Editor for the Web Site.

Christopher Fuhrmann is a doctoral candidate in the ancient history program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a BA in history and an MA in classics (1999) at the University of Kentucky. He subsequently earned an MA in history (2001) at UNC.

Lynda Garland is currently an Associate Professor-elect at the University of New England, New South Wales. After taking a Honours degree in Classics and Modern Languages and a DPhil in Byzantine Studies at the University of Oxford, she made for the wide-open spaces of Australia, where she has remained teaching Ancient and Medieval History and Classical Greek in the School of Classics, History and Religion. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of Byzantine social and political history, and Byzantine romance literature. She is Praeses of the Collegium Editorum Byzantinarum Byzantinorumque.

Donatien Grau is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he studied Classics. He graduated at the Sorbonne (M. A. on the literary and rhetorical construction of the emperor Nero) and has an agrégation in Classics. His publications include contributions to major numismatical reviews, most notably the Revue Numismatique, although his papers have also been published in the United States, Austria and  Switzerland. He is also the author of a study entitled “Rome, Son Histoire et ses monnaies” (2007).

Geoffrey Greatrex studied Classics at Exeter College, Oxford, where he went on to complete his D.Phil. on ‘Procopius and the Persian Wars’. Since then he has held positions at the Open University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Wales, Cardiff, at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and currently teaches at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.  His research interests lie in the fifth and sixth centuries A.D., in particular in political and military history; he has also worked on classicising historiography. Among his publications are Rome and Persia at War, 502-532 (Leeds, 1998) and Ethnicity and Culture in Late Antiquity (edited with Stephen Mitchell) (London, 2000).

Christian Koerner has studied History and Latin in Bern (Switzerland) and Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). Currently, he is working at the University of Bern, Institute for History, as a Wissenschaftlicher Assistent for Ancient History and Epigraphy. He is preparing a thesis on the reign of the emperor Philip the Arab (A. D. 244-249) which will be finished by the end of 1999.

William Leadbetter is a Lecturer in History at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. He holds a doctorate in Ancient History from Macquarie University, and has published a number or articles which relate to the third century and Constantinian periods. He is currently working on a book on Galerius.

Professor Noel Lenski is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has written and presented many papers at various learned conferences. His area of interest is the late empire.

Dr. Jacqueline Long is presently Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University in Chicago and Secretary-Treasurer of the Friends of Ancient History. Formerly chair of the DIR Editorial Board, her research focuses on the history and literature of late antiquity.

Professor Ralph W. Mathisen, Ph.D. is Professor of Ancient and Byzantine History at the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the De Imperatoribus Romanis and is the Director of the Biographical Database for Late Antiquity. Additionally, he is the editor of The Late Antiquity Newsletter and Vice President of the Byzantine Studies Conference.

Robin S. Mc Mahon received his BA in history from Vassar College. Later, he received his Master’s in Classics from New York University and a Master’s in Ancient History from Columbia University. He teaches history and Latin on the secondary level as well as several courses in Ancient History at New York University’s School of Continuing Education. He is interested in the history of the Later Roman Empire, especially in the historiography and political history of the Third and Fourth Centuries A.D.

Michael Meckler is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Greek and Latin at the Ohio State University. He has written on various aspects of Roman imperial, late-antique and early medieval history, and he has taught at several institutions, including Yale University and the University of Michigan. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Celtic Studies Association of North America.

R. Scott Moore is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Ohio State University finishing his dissertation, “Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean, 250 – 717 AD.” He received his BA in classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a MA in Nautical Archaeology and Maritime History from East Carolina University. He has participated as a senior staff member of the Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia in 1995 and 1996, as well as serving as the Late Roman ceramicist for the Sidney Cyprus Survey Project in 1996. He is an Associate Member of the Editorial Board of the DIR.

Dr. Geoffrey Nathan is Assistant Professor of History at Western Oregon University. He is the author of the recently published “The Family in Late Antiquity. The Rise of Christianity and the Endurance of Tradition.” He is currently working on a book about domestic slavery in the later Roman Empire.

Bronwen Neil is a research associate in the Centre for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University, where she works on Greek and Latin manuscript edition. Her doctoral studies were undertaken partially in Brisbane, Rome, Athens and Leuven, and she has a Master of Arts in Theological Research from Durham (UK). Her doctoral thesis, entitled: “A critical edition of Anastasius Bibliothecarius’ Latin translation of documents pertaining to the Life of Maximus the Confessor”, has been published in part in Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca 39, and in P. Allen and B. Neil (eds.), Maximus the Confessor and his Companions: documents from exile (Oxford Early Christian Texts, forthcoming). In 2001, she will take up a postdoctoral fellowship at Australian Catholic University for four years.

Professor Hans A. Pohlsander is Professor Emeritus of Classics and Religious Studies at SUNY Albany. He has recently completed a biography of the Emperor Constantine and has written extensively on the Neo-Flavian Emperors.

Michel Polfer, currently director of the Séminaire d’Etudes Anciennes of the Centre Universitaire in Luxembourg. He has published a book on gallo-roman funerary rites in Northern Gaul and some twenty papers on the archaeology of northern Gaul in the roman and early medieval period. His main fields of research are the economic history of the Roman Empire, funerary archaeology of the northwestern provinces, and Gaul in late antiquity.

Dennis Quinn is an instructor of history at Citrus College in Glendora, California. He received his master’s degree in history from UCLA in 1995 where he focused on ancient and early medieval social and religious history. He has published an article on the cult of Priapus and has written on pagan and Christian demonology and is currently completing his PhD degree in early Christianity at the Claremont Graduate University.

Walter Roberts received his B.A. in History from Coastal Carolina University in December 1994, and his M.A. in Ancient History from the University of South Carolina in August 1997. His thesis was “Magnus Maximus: Portrait of a Usurper.” He is currently studying Medieval History at Emory University for a Ph.D. in Medieval History.

Thomas H Watkins is Professor Emeritus of History from Western Illinois University; currently he is Adjunct Professor of History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  He is the author of numerious articles and books.

Mr. David Wend has a degree in Classics from Loyola University of Chicago and is professionally a Senior Programmer Analyst. He is is a amateur numismatist and has written several articles on Roman numismatics.

Richard Weigel earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Delaware in 1973 and has published Peace in the Ancient World (co-authored with Matthew Melko), Lepidus: The Tarnished Triumvir, and some thirty articles on Roman religion, politics, and numismatics of the Republic and Empire. He is Praeses Senior of the Editorial Board of De Imperatoribus Romanis.

Dr. David Woods is a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Ancient Classics at the University College of Cork, Ireland. He gained his BA in Classics (1987) from the National University of Ireland Maynooth and his PhD (1991) from The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has published widely on the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus, the life of Constantine, and the late Roman army. He is currently working on a book concerning the succession, identity and organization of the magistri militum in the fourth century (c350-408AD).