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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 Catherine Morgan

Classical archaeology of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic and the Black Sea; Greek political organisation; Greek religion; island studies; Archaic poetry

Professor Simon Keay

The archaeology of ports, commerce, urbanism and cultural change in the early Roman Mediterranean, particularly Italy and Iberia; the application of non-destructive field -techniques to archaeological sites

Professor Denis Feeney

Roman history and Latin literature of the Republic and early Principate, with a special interest in time, religion, and institutions of literary culture

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