Dr Tom Stevenson
Dr Tom Stevenson

Position:

Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History
Director of Teaching and Learning
Classics and Ancient History Research and Research Training Advisor
 

Contact Details:

Office: 527, Michie Building (9)
Phone: +61 7 3365 3143
Email: t.stevenson@uq.edu.au
 

Qualifications:

BEcon/BA(Hons)
PhD, University of Sydney
DipEd, University of New England
 

Teaching:

Greek history; Roman history (late Republic and early Empire); Latin language; Greek language.
 

Research Interests:

Roman politics and political ideology of the late Republic and early Empire; the careers of Cicero and Caesar; the first two centuries of emperor worship at Rome.
 

Current Research Projects:

Book on the history and significance of the idea of the Roman emperor as Pater Patriae (Father of the Fatherland).
 

Selected Recent Publications:

Books and Edited Collections
  • STEVENSON, T.R. Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic, London and New York: Routledge, 2015 (published November 2014).
  • STEVENSON, T.R. (ed.) Olympic Athletes: Ancient and Modern (= Nikephoros vol. 25, papers by David Pritchard, Matthew Trundle, Rashna Taraporewalla, Tom Stevenson), Hildesheim: Weidmann, 2012 (published March 2014).
  • STEVENSON, T.R. et al. (eds.) The Statue of Zeus at Olympia: New Approaches, Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. and WARDLE, D. (eds.) Vespasianus (= Acta Classica vol. 53), Cape Town: Classical Association of South Africa, 2010.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. and WILSON, M.J. (eds.) Cicero’s Philippics: History, Rhetoric and Ideology (= Prudentia vols. 37 and 38), Auckland: Polygraphia, 2008.
 
Articles and Chapters
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Imaginations of Ancient Rome in 19th Century Historical Novels’, Ancient History: Resources for Teachers 41-44: 93-126, 2011-2014 (publ. 2015).
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Andreas Alföldi on the Roman Emperor as Pater Patriae’, in J. Richardson and F. Santangelo (eds.) Andreas Alföldi in the Twenty-First Century, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 187-200, 2015.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Appian on the Pharsalus Campaign: Civil Wars 2.48-91’, in K. Welch (ed.) Appian’s Rhomaika: Empire and Civil War, Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 225-41 (forthcoming).
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Olympic Athletes: Ancient and Modern’, in T. Stevenson (ed.) Olympic Athletes: Ancient and Modern (= Nikephoros vol. 25), Hildesheim: Weidmann, 207-8, 2012 (published March 2014).
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Simonides and Pausanias on the Olympic Victories of Milo of Croton’, in T. Stevenson (ed.) Olympic Athletes: Ancient and Modern (= Nikephoros vol. 25), Hildesheim: Weidmann, 253-62, 2012 (published March 2014).
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘The Succession Planning of Augustus’, in P. Burton (ed.) Culture, Identity and Politics in the Ancient Mediterranean World (= Antichthon vol. 47) Sydney: Australasian Society for Classical Studies, 118-39, 2013.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Reverberations of Empire: Cicero, Caesar and the Post-Sullan Empire’, in B.D. Hoyos (ed.) A Companion to Roman Imperialism, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 181-93, 2013.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘On Interpreting the Eclectic Nature of Roman Sculpture’, Scholia 19: 53-78, 2010 (publ. Dec. 2011).
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Women of Early Rome as Exempla in Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, Book 1’, Classical World 104.2: 175-89, 2011./p>
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Introduction’, in J. McWilliam, S. Puttock, T.R. Stevenson, R. Taraporewalla (eds.), The Statue of Zeus of Olympia: New Approaches, Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 1-8, 2011.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘The Fate of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia’, in J. McWilliam, S. Puttock, T. Stevenson, R. Taraporewalla (eds.), The Statue of Zeus of Olympia: New Approaches, Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 155-71, 2011.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Vespasian: Power and Presentation’, in T. Stevenson and D. Wardle (eds.), Vespasianus (= Acta Classica vol. 53), Cape Town: Classical Association of South Africa, 95-9, 2010.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Personifications on the Coinage of Vespasian, AD 69-79’, in T.R. Stevenson and D. Wardle (eds.), Vespasianus (= Acta Classica vol. 53), Cape Town: Classical Association of South Africa, 181-205, 2010.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Antony as “Tyrant” in Cicero’s First Philippic’, Ramus 38.2: 174-86, 2009.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Acceptance of the Title Pater Patriae in 2 BC’, in L. and P. Watson (eds.), Roman Byways: Papers from a Conference in Memory of Charles Tesoriero (= Antichthon Volume 43), Sydney: Australasian Society for Classical Studies, 97-108, 2009.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Visual Images of Augustus’, in B. Marshall (ed.), Res Romanae, Sydney: Macquarie Ancient History Association, 153-80, 2009.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘On Dating the Frieze of Trajan’s Column’, Mediterranean Archaeology 21: 43-58, 2008.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. and WILSON, M.J. ‘Cicero’s Philippics: History, Rhetoric and Ideology’, in T.R. Stevenson and M.J. Wilson (eds.), Cicero’s Philippics: History, Rhetoric and Ideology (= Prudentia vols. 37 and 38), Auckland: Polygraphia, 1-21, 2008.
  • STEVENSON, T.R. ‘Tyrants, Kings and Fathers in the Philippics’, in T.R. Stevenson and M.J. Wilson (eds.), Cicero’s Philippics: History, Rhetoric and Ideology (= Prudentia Volumes 37 and 38), Auckland: Polygraphia, 95-113, 2008.
 
See full list of publications.
 

Other Activities and Service:

  • For details of RHD supervision, please refer to Dr Stevenson's UQ Researchers profile
  • Margo Tytus Senior Fellow at the University of Cincinnati 2014
  • Vice-President of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies
  • Executive Member of the Queensland History Teachers Association
  • Member of the Classical Association (UK)
  • Member of the American Philological Association
  • Member of the Friends of Antiquity (UQ)
  • Executive Member of the Queensland Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
 
 

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