Emeritus Professor Milns<br />& HPRC student Mr Devine
Emeritus Professor Milns
& HPRC student Mr Devine
Position:
 
Emeritus Professor
 
Contact Details:
 
Email: r.milns@uq.edu.au

Qualifications:
 
Leeds University, 1957-60: BA (First Class Honours);
Cambridge University, BA (Major Scholar in Classics, Pembroke College, First Class Honours, Classics); MA

Academic Interests:
 
The languages, literature, history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome

Positions Held:
  • Assistant Classics Master, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, Yorkshire, 1962-64
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor in Classics, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, 1964-70
  • Professor of Classics & Ancient History, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 1970-2003
  • Head, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Queensland, 1970-80; 1984-1997
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland, 1974-76
  • Member of University Senate, 1978-79; 1981-92
  • Professor Emeritus, 2004-
 
Honours:
  • Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for services to education, especially in the field of Classics and Ancient History, and the community, 1997.
  • Centenary Medal for long service to education and the students of Queensland University, 2003.
  • Honorary Member of the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane, 1996.
  • “Niki” award of the Australian Hellenic Council for distinguished service as a Philhellene, 2003.
  • Antiquities Museum, the University of Queensland, named R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum in honour of R.D. Milns, 2007.
 
Major Publications:
  • Alexander the Great, Robert Hale, London, 1968.
  • The Spectre of Philip (with J.R. Ellis), Sydney University Press, 1970.
  • The Use of Documentary Evidence in the Study of Roman Imperial History (with B.W. Jones), Sydney University Press, 1984.
  • Suetonius: the Flavian Emperors (with B. Jones), Bristol Classical Press, 2002.
  • Numerous journal articles in learned journals and book-chapters.
 
Activities outside the University of Queensland:
  • Guest speaker to many social and cultural organisations and professional conferences.
  • Foundation Council Member, North Brisbane College of Advanced Education.
  • President, Dante Alighieri Society, 1975-77; Honorary Life Member.
  • Patron, Queensland History Teachers’ Association.
  • Patron, The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.
  • Patron, Honorary Life Member, and President 2008-10, Friends of Antiquity.
  • Member, Council of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (Sydney based), 1982-2009.
  • President, Queensland Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, 2005-09.
  • Member, The Thirty Club.
  • Member, The Dionysios Solomos Society.
  • Tour Leader, tours to Greece, Egypt, Italy, Sicily, Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, France, Spain, Syria, Jordan, Romania and Bulgaria.

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