Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
B.A. University of New Orleans, 2005
M.A. University of Utah, 2008
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
Patrick Kent’s research interest is Roman history, with a focus on the relationship between the Romans and their Italian allies during the Republican period. Primary interests include the way in which the Roman army and alliance system developed out of earlier Italian military and political traditions, as well as processes of integration, social interaction, and the growth of states. Secondary interests include ancient Greek, Near Eastern, and Byzantine history. His teaching encourages students to engage with ancient sources in a way that builds critical analysis and writing skills while creating a broad understanding of larger historical trends.
Some Notable Publications
- “Reconsidering socii in Roman armies before the Punic Wars,” in S. Roselaar, ed. Processes of Integration and Identity Formation in the Roman Republic (Brill, 2012)
Courses Offered (as schedules allow)
For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.
- HIST 151—History of Western Civilization to 1650
- HIST 226—Roman History