Richard J. A. Talbert

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Talbert2014picWilliam Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor
516 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
919.962.3942 (phone)

MA, PhD Cambridge University, 1972
LittD Cambridge University, 2003
Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute, 2005

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Richard Talbert’s current research focuses primarily on Greek and Roman spatial perceptions (physical and cultural), and on mapping the classical world. He is completing a short book Latitude and Culture: Portable Sundials of the Roman World. With Fred Naiden (UNC), he is editing the Oxford Handbook of Communications in the Classical World, and an American Journal of Philology special issue (2014) Moses Finley in America: The Making of an Ancient Historian. With Grant Parker (Stanford), he is writing Travel in the Roman Mind (Routledge). During fall 2013 Prof. Talbert is professeur invité at the Université de Reims, France, for the séminaire doctoral Littératures techniques et tradition des textes scientifiques de l’Antiquité gréco-romaine.

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Some Notable Publications

Graduate Students Advised by Richard Talbert

Honors Thesis Student Advised by Richard Talbert

  • Luke Hagemann (Classics)

Courses Offered (as schedules allow)

For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.

  • HIST 106—Survey of Ancient History
  • HIST 226—History of Rome
  • HIST 425—Roman History, 154 B.C.–14 A.D.
  • HIST 427—The Early Roman Empire, 14 A.D.–193 A.D.
  • HIST 428—The Later Roman Empire, 193 A.D.–378 A.D.
  • HIST 752—History of Rome, 27 B.C.–180 A.D. (seminar)
  • HIST 910—Seminar


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