Dr Amelia Brown
Dr Amelia Brown


Senior Lecturer in Greek History and Language

Contact Details:

Office: 526, Michie Building (9)
Phone: +61 7 3365 6402
Email: a.brown9@uq.edu.au


BA(Hons), Princeton University
MA, UC Berkeley
PhD, UC Berkeley


Greek History, Ancient Greek Language, Ancient Mediterranean Maritime History, Classical Archaeology.

Research Interests:

Greek History & Religion, Roman Sculpture, Mediterranean Maritime History, Late Antiquity, post-Classical Greek cities (especially Corinth & Thessaloniki), Greek & Phoenician Colonization, Malta. For further information see Amelia's personal website.

Current Research Projects:

Late Roman Sculpture in Greece, Punic & Roman Malta, Roman & Late Antique Corinth, Mediterranean Maritime Religion.

Selected Recent Publications:

  • 2013. ‘Remembering Thermopylae and the Persian Wars in Antiquity,’ in M. Trundle & C. Matthews, eds. Beyond the Hot Gates: New Perspectives on the Battle of Thermopylae. Barnsley: Pen and Sword, pp. 100-116.
  • 2013. ‘Psalmody and Socrates: Female Literacy in the Byzantine Empire,’ in B. Neil & L. Garland, eds., Questions of Gender in Byzantine Society. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 57-76.
  • 2012. "Last Men Standing: Chlamydatus Portraits and Public Life in Late Antique Corinth," Hesperia, 81(1): 141-176.
  • 2012. "Performance and Reception of Greek Tragedy in the Early Medieval Mediterranean," Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean. eds. S.L. Hathaway & D.W. Kim, 146-162, Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • 2011. “Banditry or Catastrophe?: History, Archaeology & Barbarian Invasions of Roman Greece.” Romans, Barbarians, & the Transformation of the Roman World, Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity 6, ed. R. Mathisen, D. Shanzer, Aldershot.
  • “Painting the Bodiless: Angels & Eunuchs in Byzantine Art and Culture.” Sex & Desire Across Boundaries, ed. A. Cervantes-Carson, D.J. Klein, Oxford.
  • 2011. "Archbishops, Generals and Governors between East and West in Early Byzantine Greece," in G. Nathan & L. Garland, eds., Basileia: Essays on Imperium and Culture in Honour of E.M. and M.J. Jeffreys, Byzantina Australiensia 17, Brisbane: Australian Assc. for Byzantine Studies, pp. 39-44.
  • 2011. "Banditry or Catastrophe?: History, Archaeology, and Barbarian Raids on Roman Greece," in R.W. Mathisen & D. Shanzer, eds., Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World: Cultural Interaction and the Creation of Identity in Late Antiquity, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 79-96.
  • 2010. “Justinian, Procopius and Deception: Literary Lies, Imperial Politics and the Archaeology of Sixth-Century Greece.” Private and Public Lies: The Discourse of Despotism and Deceit in the Ancient World, ed. K.O. Chong-Gossard, A. Turner and F. Vervaet, 355-369, Leiden.
  • 2010. “Islands in a Sea of Change? Continuity and Abandonment in Dark Age Corinth and Thessaloniki,” International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 14: 230-240.
  • 2008. “Archbishops, Generals and Governors in Early Byzantine Greece,” Imperium and Culture, Australian Association of Byzantine Studies 15th Biennial Conference, ed. G. Nathan, L. Garland.
  • 2006. “Hellenic Heritage & Christian Challenge: Conflict over Panhellenic Sanctuaries in Late Antiquity.” Violence in Late Antiquity: Perceptions & Practices, Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity 5, ed. H.A. Drake, 309-320, Aldershot.

Forthcoming publications

  • ‘Crosses, Noses, Walls and Wells: Christianity and the Fate of Sculpture in Late Antique Corinth,’ in T.M. Kristensen and L. Stirling, eds. The Afterlife of Greek & Roman Sculpture: Late Antique Responses and Practices. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • ‘The Public Sculptural Landscape of Late Antique Corinth,’ in B. Ward-Perkins & R.R.R. Smith, eds. Last Statues of Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
For a full list of publications, please refer to Dr Brown's UQ Researchers profile.

Other Activities and Service:

  • 2010-2012, Chair, Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology of Greece Interest Group for the Archaeological Institute of America.
  • 2010-, Executive Board Member, Australian Association for Byzantine Studies.
  • 2010-, Executive Board Member, Queensland Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.
  • Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens; Australian Early Medieval Association; Australian Association of Byzantine Studies; Archaeological Institute of America; Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology of Greece Interest Group.
  • For details of RHD supervision, please refer to Dr Brown's UQ Researchers profile.

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