About this Fellow
P. J. Rhodes studied at Oxford and since 1965 has been based in Durham (as Professor of Ancient History 1983-2005 and as Honorary and Emeritus Professor since then). He is a Foreign Member of the Royal Danish Academy, a Fellow of the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla and an honorary member of the Greek Epigraphic Society; he was President of the Classical Association 2014/5; and he was awarded a Chancellor's Medal by the University of Durham in 2015. He has held visiting fellowships at various Oxford colleges, and in various places outside the U.K. His main area of academic activity is ancient Greek history, in particular politics (both political institutions and political activity), and the sources for ancient history, both literary and epigraphic.
- Honorary Professor and Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, University of Durham
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of Durham, 1965 - 1983
- Professor of Ancient History, University of Durham, 1983 - 2005
- Honorary Professor and Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, University of Durham, 2005
History, culture and societies in the Ancient Near East, during the Achaemenid period and the period of Alexander's conquests
Ancient Greek and Roman art and visual history; marble sculpture and portraits; late antiquity; archaeology of Greek cities of Eastern Roman Empire
Latin Language and Literature History of Rome, Italy and the Roman Provinces Art and Archaeology of Rome, Italy and the Roman Provinces Classical Art and Archaeology Southern Europe
Early Greek poetry, Greek drama, oratory & historiography of the classical period, ancient Greek law.