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UK Fellow, Classical Antiquity, elected in 1990

Professor John Matthews FBA

About this Fellow

Classics and Ancient History Classics and Ancient History



Current post

  • John M Schiff Professor Emeritus of Classics and History, Yale University

Past Appointments

  • University Lecturer in Middle and Later Roman History, University of Oxford, 1969 - 1992
  • Professor of Late Roman History, University of Oxford, 1992 - 1996
  • Professor of Roman History in the Departments of Classics and History, Yale University, University of Cambridge, 1996
  • John M Schiff Professor of History and Classics, Yale University, 1996


Western aristocracies and imperial court AD 364-425 1975

The Roman Empire of Ammianus 1989

Laying down the law: a study of the Theodosian code 2000

The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business and Daily Life in the Roman East 2006

Other Classical Antiquity Fellows

Professor Richard Hunter

Greek and Latin literature, particularly of the Hellenistic and imperial periods, and the ancient reception and criticism of classical texts

Professor Eleanor Dickey

Greek and Latin languages and literature; ancient scholarship; ancient bilingualism and second-language learning; politeness and forms of address in Latin and Greek; sociolinguistics of ancient languages

Professor Simon Swain

Culture and history of the Greek world under Rome; History of Medicine in antiquity and the middle ages; the legacy of Greek thought in medieval Islam

Professor Robert Fowler

Greek historiography and mythography; Greek epic poetry; Greek lyric poetry; History of Classical Scholarship