Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
M.A., Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1972
Litt.D. Cambridge University, 2003
Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute, 2005
Richard Talbert’s current research focuses primarily on Greek and Roman spatial perceptions (physical and cultural), and on mapping the classical world. Two books co-authored or edited by him have already appeared in 2012 (see below), and a third is forthcoming from Chicago University Press in November entitled Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. With Grant Parker (Stanford), he is currently writing Travel in the Roman Mind (Routledge). 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.
Some Notable Publications
- Highways, Byways and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World, co-edited with Susan E. Alcock and John Bodel (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
- The Romans from Village to Empire, with Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, and Noel Lenski (second, expanded edition, Oxford University Press, 2012)
- Classical Courts and Courtiers (American Journal of Philology vol. 132.1, special issue 2011)
- Rome’s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
- Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (Princeton University Press, 2000)
- The Senate of Imperial Rome (Princeton University Press, 1984, reissued 2008)
Graduate Students Advised by Richard Talbert
Honors Thesis Student Advised by Richard Talbert
- Steven Burges (Classics)
- Claire Burridge (History)
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