School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Professor John Marincola

Visiting Professor


Professor John Marincola (Ph.D., Brown), Leon Golden Professor of Classics at Florida State University, Tallahassee, represents an invaluable complement to Newcastle Classics’ existing strength in Greek and Roman historiography and biography. He is the author of Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography (Cambridge, 1997), Greek Historians (Oxford, 2001), and (with Michael A. Flower) Herodotus: Histories Book IX (Cambridge, 2002). He has edited A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography (Blackwell, 2007) and the Oxford Readings volume, Greek and Roman Historiography (Oxford2010); co-edited (with Carolyn Dewald) the Cambridge Companion to Herodotus (Cambridge, 2006) and (with C. S. Kraus and C. B. R. Pelling) Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman (Oxford 2010); revised the Penguin editions of Herodotus’ Histories (1996; further revised edition, 2003) and the Rise and Fall of Athens (forthcoming); and translated Xenophon’s Hellenica and fragments of the Oxyrhynchus historian for The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenica (Pantheon 2009). He has written many important articles on a great range of Greek and Roman historians and is currently at work on a book on Hellenistic historiography. He is co-editor (with John Moles of Newcastle) of Histos, the Internet journal of ancient historiography run jointly by Newcastle and Tallahassee. He is a frequent visitor to the UK and to the North East of England.