Associate Professor Dexter Hoyos

Honorary Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI)
Quadrangle Building A14
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Fields of Expertise

  • Romans and Carthaginians in the age of the Punic Wars
  • Carthage: culture, history, impact
  • Roman historians and documents
  • Developing Latin reading and comprehension skills

Education

  • Secondary: Harrison College, Barbados 1953-63
  • BA: U. of West Indies, Jamaica 1963-66 (Hons. Class I: Latin and Greek)
  • MA: McMaster University, Ontario 1966-67 (Latin with Greek)
  • DPhil: Oxford University 1967-71 (Ancient History)

Select Conferences and Invited Papers

  • 1990: ‘“Populus Seanoc[…]”, 104 B.C.’, University of New England (Australia) International Seminar on Greek and Latin Epigraphy (12-14 July, 1989): published in 1990 (see below)

Select Publications (Since 1983)

Books

  • 2013 A Companion to Roman Imperialism (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill)
  • 2011 A Companion to the Punic Wars (Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing)
  • 2010 The Carthaginians (Oxen, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis)
  • 2008 Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy (Exeter, UK: Bristol Phoenix Press/U. of Exeter Press)
  • 2007 Truceless War: Carthage's Fight for Survival, 241-237 BC (Leiden: Brill)
  • 2006 (co-author) Livy: Hannibal’s War. Books 21 to 30: translated by J.C. Yardley; introduction, notes, chronological table, glossary, bibliography and maps by D. Hoyos. Oxford World’s Classics: Oxford U.P. 784 pp. (of which DH’s approx. 140).
  • 2003 Hannibal's Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Mediterranean World, 247–183 B.C. (London: Routledge). 304 pp. Reprinted in paper covers, with 4 maps, 2005.
  • 1998 Unplanned Wars: the Origins of the First and Second Punic Wars. Studien zur Alte Geschichte und Literatur, 50. Berlin and New York: W. de Gruyter. 4 maps; 326 pp.
  • 1997 Latin: How to Read it Fluently (Amherst, MA, USA: Classical Assoc of New England, 1997).

Articles

  • 2015 'Rome and Carthage in Livy', in Mineo (ed.), A Companion to Livy. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell.
  • 2013 'Introduction', in Livy (ed.), Rome's Italian Wars: Books 6-10. USA: Oxford University Press: p.vii
  • 2013 'Introduction', in D. Hoyos (ed.), A Companion to Roman Imperialism. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill: pp.1-16
  • 2011 'The Outbreak of War', in D. Hoyos (ed.), A Companion to the Punic Wars. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing: pp.131-148
  • 2011 'Carthage in Africa and Spain', in D. Hoyos (ed.), A Companion to the Punic Wars. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing: pp.204-222
  • 2010 'Developing Fluent Latin Reading Skills' Classicum, vol. 36, pp. 31-35
  • 2010 'The Roman Republican Navy from the Sixth Century to 167 BC, by C. Steinby' Classical Review, vol. 60, pp. 513-515
  • 2006 ‘Crossing the Durance with Hannibal and Livy: the route to the pass’, KLIO: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, vol. 88, pp. 408-65 (with map)
  • 2006 ‘Carthage and the Mediterranean world’, Leidschrift: Historisch Tijdshrift (Leiden University) vol. 21no. 3: Cultuurcontact en Acculturatieprocessen in de Oudheid, pp. 37-52
  • 2005 ‘Reminiscences of Octavia in Apocolocyntosis’, in W.V. Harris and E. Lo Cascio (edd.), Noctes Campanae: Studi di storia antica ed archeologica dell’Italia preromana e romana in memoria di Martin W. Frederiksen. Napoli: Luciano Editore: pp. 261-70
  • 2002 ‘The battle-site of Ilipa’, KLIO: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, vol. 84, pp. 101-13 (with map)
  • 2001 ‘Polybius and the papyrus: the persuasiveness of P. Rylands III 491’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, vol. 134, pp. 71-79
  • 2001 ‘Identifying Hamilcar Barca’s heights of Heircte’, Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, vol. 50, pp. 490-95 (with map)
  • 2001 ‘Generals and annalists: geographic and chronological obscurities in the Scipios’ campaigns in Spain, 218–211 B.C.’, KLIO: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, vol. 83, pp. 68-92
  • 2000 ‘Towards a chronology of the “Truceless War”, 241–237 B.C.’, Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, vol. 143, pp. 369-80
  • 1994 ‘Barcid “proconsuls” and Punic politics, 237–218 B.C.’, Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, vol. 137, pp. 246-74
  • 1990 ‘Cato’s “duovicesimo anno” and Punic treaty-breaches in the 230s B.C.’, Ancient History Bulletin [Canada / USA], vol. 4, pp. 31-36
  • 1990 ‘ “Populus Seanoc[…]”, 104 B.C.’, Acta of the University of New England (Armidale, Australia) International Seminar on Greek and Latin Epigraphy (12-14 July, 1989), ed. I. Worthington = Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, vol. 83, pp. 89-95
  • 1989 (published 1991) ‘A forgotten Roman historian: L. Arruntius and the “true” causes of the First Punic War’, Antichthon [Journal of the Australian Society for Classical Studies], vol. 23, pp. 51-66
  • 1988 ‘A new historical puzzle: the Entella documents’, Prudentia [Journal of classical studies, New Zealand], vol. 20, pp. 30-43
  • 1985 ‘Treaties true and false: the error of Philinus of Agrigentum’, Classical Quarterly, vol. 35, pp. 92-109
  • 1985 ‘The rise of Hiero II: chronology and campaigns 275–264 B.C.’, Antichthon, vol. 19, pp. 32-56 (with map)
  • 1984 ‘The Roman-Punic pact of 279 B.C.: its problems and its purpose’, Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, vol. 33, pp. 402-39
  • 1984 ‘Polybius’ Roman oiJ polloiv in 264 B.C.’, Liverpool Classical Monthly, vol. 9, pp. 88-93
  • 1983 ‘The legal powers of Augustus: some modern views’, Ancient Society [Macquarie University NSW], vol. 13, pp. 5-57