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Dr T C B Rood

Dr Tim RoodTutorial Fellow in Classics


I teach a wide range of Greek literature and some Latin, as well as both Latin and Greek language. My research interests are in Greek historiography and in the reception of ancient Greek history and culture in the modern world.

Here is a list of my publications:


Thucydides: Narrative and Explanation (Oxford University Press,1998); joint winner of a Hellenic Foundation Prize.

The Sea! The Sea! The Shout of the Ten Thousand in the Modern Imagination (Duckworth Overlook, 2004); short-listed for the Runciman Award 2005.

American Anabasis: Xenophon and the Idea of America from the Mexican War to Iraq (Duckworth Overlook, 2010).

The Sea! The Sea! by Dr Tim RoodAmerican Anabasis - Xenophon and the Idea of America from the Mexican War to Iraq


‘Introduction’ and ‘Explanatory Notes’ to Robin Waterfield (trans.), Xenophon: Expedition of Cyrus (Oxford World’s Classics, 2005), pp. vii-xliii, 196-224.


‘Thucydides’ Persian Wars’, in C. S. Kraus (ed.), The Limits of Historiography: Genre and Narrative in Ancient Historical Texts (Leiden, 1999), 141-68; reprinted in J. Rusten (ed.), Oxford Readings in Thucydides (Oxford, 2009), 148-75.

‘Thucydides and his Predecessors’, Histos 2 (1998), 230-67.

‘Xenophon and Diodorus: Continuing Thucydides’, in C. J. Tuplin (ed.), Xenophon and his World (Stuttgart, 2004), 341-95.

‘Thucydides’ and ‘Polybius’, in I. J. F. de Jong, A. M. Bowie, and R. Nünlist (eds), Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative, vol. 1: Narrators, Narratees, and Narratives (Leiden, 2004), 115-28, 147-64.

‘Panhellenism and Self-Presentation: Xenophon’s Speeches’, in R. Lane Fox (ed.), The Long March: Xenophon’s Anabasis (Yale, 2004), 305-29.

‘Herodotus and Foreign Peoples’, in J. Marincola and C. Dewald (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus (Cambridge, 2006), 290-305.

‘Objectivity and Authority: Thucydides’ Historical Method’, in A. Tsakmakis and A. Rengakos (eds), The Brill Companion to Thucydides (Leiden and Boston, 2006), 225-49. 

‘Rhetoric, Reciprocity, and History: Thucydides’ Corcyra Debate’, in M. Scortsis (ed.), III International Symposium on Thucydides: The Speeches (Athens, 2006), 65-73.

‘From Marathon to Waterloo: Byron, Battle Monuments, and the Persian Wars’, in E. Hall, P. J. Rhodes, and E. Bridges (eds), Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars (Oxford, 2007), 267-97.

‘Advice and Advisers in Xenophon’s Anabasis’, in D. J. Spencer and E. M. Theodorakopoulos (eds), Advice and its Rhetoric in Greece and Rome (Nottingham Classical Literature Studies 9; Bari, 2007), 47-61.

‘The Development of the War Monograph’, in J. Marincola (ed.), A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World; Oxford, 2007), 147-58.

‘Herodotus’, 'Thucydides', 'Xenophon', and 'Polybius', in I. J. F. de Jong and R. Nünlist (eds), Time in Ancient Greek Narrative (Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative 2; Mnemosyne Supplement 291; Leiden, 2007), 115-30, 131-46, 147-63, 165-81.

‘Xenophon’s Parasangs’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 130 (2010), 51-66.

‘Herodotus’ Proem: Space, Time, and the Origins of International Relations’, Ariadne 16 (2010), 43-74.

‘Black Sea Variations: Arrian’s Periplus’, Cambridge Classical Journal 57 (2011), 135-61.

‘Polybius, Thucydides, and the First Punic War’, in C. Smith and L. M. Yarrow (eds), Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius (Oxford, 2012), 50-67.

‘Herodotus’, ‘Thucydides’, ‘Xenophon’, ‘Polybius’, in I. J. F. de Jong (ed.), Space in Ancient Greek Narrative (Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative 3; Mnemosyne Supplement; Leiden), 121-40, 141-59, 161-78, 179-97.

‘The Plupast in Xenophon’s Hellenica’, in J. Grethlein and C. B. Krebs (eds), Time and Narrative in Ancient Historiography: The ‘Plupast’ from Herodotus to Appian (Cambridge, 2012), 76-94.