Dr Eleanor Cowan

BA Sydney LLB Sydney PhD Exeter
Lecturer in Roman History

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Research interests

  • Roman history, especially the Late Republic and Early Principate
  • History of ideas and concepts
  • Writers of the Augustan and Tiberian periods
  • Democracy and the Roman Plebs
  • Historiography

Teaching and supervision

  • LATN 1600 Introduction to Latin
  • ANHS 1600 Foundations for Greek History
  • ANHS 1601 Foundations for Roman History
  • ANHS 2601 Ancient Imperialisms
  • ANHS 2602 Law, Disorder and Ideology
  • ANHS 2610 SPQR
  • ANHS 3611 Research Issues in Roman History
  • ANHS 3632 Livy: Republics past and present

Current projects

  • Optimus Status. The Roman Republic from Cicero to Tiberius.
  • Writing the Roman Revolution: Velleius Paterculus.

Papers and Conference submissions

  • 7 June, 2014. ‘Writing the Roman Revolution. Velleius Paterculus’. The Roman Society, UK
  • 2013. ‘Abiding by the law in Cicero's forensic rhetoric’. Australasian Society for Classical Studies. January 19th.
  • 2010. ‘Appian and Deceit’. Appian Conference (University of Sydney). April 5th.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • History in crisis: writing the Roman revolution 44b.c.-a.d. 30: case study, Velleius Paterculus; Cowan E; DVC Research/Brown Fellowships.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Cowan, E. (2009). Shorter and extended notes on Church and Brodribb’s Tacitus. Annals, Histories, Agricola and Germany. London: Everyman Press.

Edited Books

  • Cowan, E. (2011). Velleius Paterculus: Making History. Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.

Book Chapters

  • Cowan, E. (2014). Appian and Deceit (forthcoming). In K Welch (Eds.), Appian’s Rhomaika. Swansea, Wales: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Cowan, E. (2011). Introduction. In Eleanor Cowan (Eds.), Velleius Paterculus: Making History, (pp. ix-xiii). Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Cowan, E. (2011). Velleius and the princeps Romani nominis. In Eleanor Cowan (Eds.), Velleius Paterculus: Making History, (pp. 335-346). Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.

Journals

  • Cowan, E. (2014). Caesar’s one fatal wound. Suet. Div. Iul. 82.3 (forthcoming). Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, 108.
  • Cowan, E. (2009). 'Marius' in Nicolaus of Damascus. Some Implications from Chronology. Athenaeum: studi periodici di letteratura e storia dell'antichita, 97(1), 159-168.
  • Cowan, E. (2009). Tacitus, Tiberius and Augustus. Classical Antiquity, 28(2), 179-210.
  • Cowan, E. (2009). Tiberius and Augustus in Tiberian Sources. Historia: Zeitschrift fuer Alte Geschichte/revue d'histoire ancienne/journal of ancient history/rivista di storia antica, 58(4), 468-485.
  • Cowan, E. (2008). Libertas in the Philippics. Prudentia, 37-38, 140-152.
  • Chambers, E. (2002). Having Hirtius to Dinner: optimates and populares in the Late Republic. Eras, 3.

Reference Works

  • Cowan, E. (2014). Velleius Paterculus. In Dee Clayman (Eds.), Oxford Bibliographies in Classics (DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195389661-0164). Oxford University Press.

Other

  • Cowan, E. (2014), Review of V. Arena, Libertas Libertas and the Practice of Politics in the Late Roman Republic, Phoenix 67 (2013) n.3-4: 415-417.
  • Cowan, E. (2009), Church and Brodribb's Tacitus. Annals, Histories, Agricola and Germany.

2014

  • Cowan, E. (2014). Appian and Deceit (forthcoming). In K Welch (Eds.), Appian’s Rhomaika. Swansea, Wales: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Cowan, E. (2014). Caesar’s one fatal wound. Suet. Div. Iul. 82.3 (forthcoming). Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, 108.
  • Cowan, E. (2014), Review of V. Arena, Libertas Libertas and the Practice of Politics in the Late Roman Republic, Phoenix 67 (2013) n.3-4: 415-417.
  • Cowan, E. (2014). Velleius Paterculus. In Dee Clayman (Eds.), Oxford Bibliographies in Classics (DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195389661-0164). Oxford University Press.

2011

  • Cowan, E. (2011). Introduction. In Eleanor Cowan (Eds.), Velleius Paterculus: Making History, (pp. ix-xiii). Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Cowan, E. (2011). Velleius and the princeps Romani nominis. In Eleanor Cowan (Eds.), Velleius Paterculus: Making History, (pp. 335-346). Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Cowan, E. (2011). Velleius Paterculus: Making History. Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.

2009

  • Cowan, E. (2009). 'Marius' in Nicolaus of Damascus. Some Implications from Chronology. Athenaeum: studi periodici di letteratura e storia dell'antichita, 97(1), 159-168.
  • Cowan, E. (2009), Church and Brodribb's Tacitus. Annals, Histories, Agricola and Germany.
  • Cowan, E. (2009). Shorter and extended notes on Church and Brodribb’s Tacitus. Annals, Histories, Agricola and Germany. London: Everyman Press.
  • Cowan, E. (2009). Tacitus, Tiberius and Augustus. Classical Antiquity, 28(2), 179-210.
  • Cowan, E. (2009). Tiberius and Augustus in Tiberian Sources. Historia: Zeitschrift fuer Alte Geschichte/revue d'histoire ancienne/journal of ancient history/rivista di storia antica, 58(4), 468-485.

2008

  • Cowan, E. (2008). Libertas in the Philippics. Prudentia, 37-38, 140-152.

2002

  • Chambers, E. (2002). Having Hirtius to Dinner: optimates and populares in the Late Republic. Eras, 3.

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