Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses and Emeritus Professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies

M.A., Ph.D. University of St Andrews
M.Litt. University of Oxford
Dip.Ed. University of Dundee

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John C. Yardley


Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

Selected publications

Justin, Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus, Volume ii, Books 13-15: The Successors to Alexander the Great [Clarendon Ancient History Series]. (Oxford University Press, 2011), xxx+343 pp. (with Pat Wheatley and Waldemar Heckel)

Velleius Paterculus, The Roman History (Hackett Publishing Company, 2011) xlvii+174 pp. (with Anthony A. Barrett)

Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander: The Evidence (text by Joseph Roisman, translations by J.C.Yardley) (Wiley-Blackwell, Historical Sources in Translation 2011) xxxvi+642 pp.

‘What is Justin doing with Trogus?’ in Condensing Texts—Condensed Texts, ed. Marietta Horster/Christiane Reitz (Palingenesia Band 98, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010), pp. 469-490.

Greek and Roman Education: A Sourcebook [Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World, Routledge, 2009], xx+292 pp. (with Iain Mcdougall and Mark Joyal).

Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great Book 10 [Clarendon Ancient History Series] (Oxford University Press, 2009), xiv+274 pp. (with John Atkinson).

Tacitus:  The Annals.  The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius and Nero [Oxford World’s Classics] (Oxford University Press, 2008), xxxv+592 pp. (introduction and notes by Anthony A. Barrett).

Livy: Hannibal’s War: Books 21-30 [Oxford World’s Classics] (Oxford University Press, 2006), xlvii+740 pp. (introduction and notes by Dexter Hoyos). (Also published by the Folio Society with an introduction by Alessandro Barbero).

Justin and Pompeius Trogus: A Study of the Language of Justin's Epitome of Trogus (University of Toronto Press, 2003), xvii+284 pp.

Alexander the Great; Historical Sources in Translation (Blackwell, 2003), xxx+376 pp. (with Waldemar Heckel).
Quintus Curtius Rufus: The History of Alexander, 2nd ed. [Penguin Classics] (Harmondsworth/New York [2001]), 333 pp. (introduction and notes by Waldemar Heckel)

Livy: Dawn of the Roman Empire: Books 31-40 [Oxford World's Classics] (Oxford University Press, 2000), xii+528 pp. (introduction and notes by Waldemar Heckel).

Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus, vol. 1. Books 11-12Alexander the Great [Clarendon Ancient History Series] (Oxford University Press, 1997), xxiv+360 pp. (with Waldemar Heckel).

Justin’s Epitome of Trogus [American Philological Association Classical Resources Series] (Oxford University Press, 1994), 339 pp. (introduction and notes by R. Develin).

Minor Authors of the Corpus Tibullianum [Bryn Mawr Latin Commentaries] (Bryn Mawr, 1992), 60 pp.

In Press:

Livy, Rome’s Italian Wars, Books 6-10  [Oxford World’s Classics] (Oxford University Press) (introduction and notes by Dexter Hoyos).  Forthcoming late 2012/early 2013.

In preparation under contract:

Volumes 5-11 of the revised Loeb edition of Livy (Harvard University Press).

Sourcebook on the emperor Nero (with Anthony A. Barrett and Elaine Fantham) (Princeton University Press).

Fields of Interest

  • Greek and Roman Literature
  • Justin and Pompeius Trogus
  • Livy, Tacitus, Quintus Curtius Rufus
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