Ancient History in a Modern University - Vol. 2

Ancient History in a Modern University - Vol. 2

Ancient History in a Modern University - Vol. 2

Ancient History in a Modern University - Vol. 2


Ancient History in a Modern University is a two volume work, comprising essays from highly respected scholars. The first volume covers Egypt, Greece and Rome, and the second covers early Christianity and late antiquity.


The papers published here are among the 139 originally delivered at a Conference on ‘Ancient History in a Modern University’ held at Macquarie University on 8–13 July 1993 to mark twenty-five years of teaching ancient history at Macquarie University and the retirement of Edwin Judge from the Chair of History in the field of Ancient History. The broad title of the Conference reflects his commitment to building up a wide spectrum of studies in the Ancient World, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome through to Late Antiquity and Byzantium, as well as the analysis of modern scholarship on these fields. The breadth and diversity represented by these papers is a striking testimony to the influence of Professor Judge’s wide vision, although the major focus is on the areas where his published interests have left their most distinctive mark.

The editors wish to thank the many people who have laboured on this collection, especially Beth Lewis for her commitment to the processing of drafts and production of the final camera-ready-copy, ably assisted in the latter stages by Anne Irish. The staff of the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University have provided technical and other support and our thanks for that go to Pat Geidans, Steven Llewelyn and Rosalie Cook.

We are grateful for the financial assistance towards publication provided by the School of History, Philosophy & Politics, and by The Society for the Study of Early Christianity at Macquarie University.

All papers were reviewed by two anonymous referees, and revised by their authors in this light. The editors wish to thank all the referees and contributors who participated in the process. Valuable help with proof-reading was provided at an early stage by Alan Friend and at the penultimate stage by Orlando and Elizabeth Saer.

Although the editors have worked as a team, her fellow-editors would like to acknowledge the special role played by Alanna Nobbs, who not only convened the Conference itself but took much of the responsibility for corresponding with the publishers and contributors on our behalf.

We should like particularly to thank the Eerdmans Publishing Company for supporting this venture.

T.W. Hillard, R.A. Kearsley, C.E.V. Nixon, A.M. Nobbs Editors . . .

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