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Simon Malloch

Associate Professor in Classics, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I took my undergraduate degree from the University of Western Australia and my doctorate from St John's College in the University of Cambridge.

I have held academic appointments in Dublin (UCD), Munich (TLL and LMU, where I was a Humboldt Fellow), Cambridge (as a Lecturer), and Oxford (as a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College). I joined the University of Nottingham in 2009/10. I am also a member of the Faculty of Archaeology, History, and Letters at the British School of Rome.

I am a founding editor of the new monograph series Trends in Classics: Key Perspectives on Classical Research published by De Gruyter.

I shall be next on research leave in Spring 2022/23.

Expertise Summary

My current interests in the ancient world range over:

Roman historiography, especially Tacitus

The history of the Republic and Principate

The transmission of Latin texts, especially editing and textual criticism

History of scholarship, including the genre of the critical edition and commentary

Teaching Summary

I teach a wide range of topics at all levels in the language, literature, and history of ancient Rome and its reception. These include:

Latin language and literature, including authors such as Cicero, Sallust, the younger Pliny, Suetonius, and Tacitus; and modules teaching Latin to those learning it from scratch.

History and culture of the foundation of the principate and the early empire, in particular the age of Augustus and the Roman empire in the east from Pyrrhus to Julian.

The history of classical scholarship and the classical tradition, such as Gibbon's Decline and Fall, commentary as a genre of scholarship, and classical education in Germany and Britain since the 19th century.

I am interested in supervising graduates in Roman historiography, Latin literature in its context, Latin epigraphic texts, Roman history, and the classical tradition.

Research Summary

Books:

My edition of the Tabula Lugdunensis, the inscribed text of Claudius' speech of 48 advocating the admission to the senate of elites from Gallia Comata, was published in September 2020. My edition of this text, one of the greatest epigraphic discoveries of the western Roman provinces, offers a comprehensive treatment of philological and historical issues arising from the inscription and its context.

Essays:

An essay about Tacitus' characterisation of the principate of Augustus (a study of the language and structure of the preface to the Annals) is forthcoming in Hermes.

A short essay about a Beneventan script is forthcoming in Scriptorium.

An essay on the transmission of Tacitus' major works is forthcoming in J. Stover (ed.) The Oxford guide to the transmission of the Latin classics (Oxford).

Reviews:

My review of Mary Beard's Twelve Caesars is in the current (September issue) of The Literary Review.

Selected Publications

  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., ed., 2020. The Tabula Lugdunensis:: a critical edition with a translation and commentary. Cambridge University Press.
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2015. Frontinus and Domitian: the politics of the Strategemata Chiron. 45, 77-100
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., ed., 2013. Edition with introduction and commentary of Tacitus' Annals, book 11. The annals of Tacitus. Book 11 Cambridge classical texts and commentaries, v. 51 Cambridge University Press.
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., The return of the king? Tacitus on the principate of Augustus Hermes. (In Press.)
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2021. Review of K. Shannon-Henderson, Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals (Oxford, 2019) Gnomon. 93, 74-6
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2021. Did he really fiddle? Review of A. Barrett, Rome is Burning: Nero and the Fire that ended a Dynasty (Princeton, 2020) Literary Review. February 2021(493), 36-7
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2021. Review of M. Beard, Twelve Caesars: images of power from the ancient world to the modern (Princeton, 2021) Literary Review. September 2021(500), 26-7
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., ed., 2020. The Tabula Lugdunensis:: a critical edition with a translation and commentary. Cambridge University Press.
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2019. Review of Patricia J. Osmond and Robert W. Ulery, Edmund Bolton, Averrunci or the Skowrers: Ponderous and new considerations upon the first six books of the 'Annals' of Cornelius Tacitus concerning Tiberius Caesar (Genoa, Biblioteca Durazzo, MS. A IV 5). Medieval and Renaissance texts and studies, 508. (Tempe, AZ, 2017) Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2019.02.19,
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2018. The tradition about the mons Caelius Hermes. 146, 454-469
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2016. Acidalius on Tacitus. In: HUNTER, R. and OAKLEY, S. P., eds., Latin literature and its transmission. C.U.P.
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2016. The Classicist. In: WORDEN, B., ed., Hugh Trevor-Roper: the historian I. B. Tauris.
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2015. Frontinus and Domitian: the politics of the Strategemata Chiron. 45, 77-100
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2015. The classicism of Hugh Trevor-Roper Cambridge Classical Journal. 61, 29-61
  • 2015. Review of A.Goldsworthy, Augustus: First Emperor of Rome (London, 2013) Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2015.05.39,
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2015. Review of J.Bleicken, Augustus: the biography (London, 2015) The Literary Review. 437, 37-38
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2014. The fragments of the Roman historians: conventions and opportunities Histos Working Papers.
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., ed., 2013. Edition with introduction and commentary of Tacitus' Annals, book 11. The annals of Tacitus. Book 11 Cambridge classical texts and commentaries, v. 51 Cambridge University Press.
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2013. Review of P.G. Naiditch, The Library of Richard Porson (Xlibris, 2011) The Library. 7.14, 476-78
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2013. Review of C. Kraus et al., Ancient Historiography and Its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman (Oxford, 2010) Classical World. 106, 696-98
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2013. Review of C.Higgins, Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain (London, 2013) The Literary Review. 11-13
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2012. Review of J. Osgood, Claudius Caesar: Image and Power in the Early Roman Empire (Cambridge, 2010) Gnomon. 84, 660-61
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2012. Review of G. Woolf, Rome: an empire's story (Oxford, 2012) The Literary Review. June, pp.22-23
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2012. Review of S. O'Grady, And man created god: kings, cults, and conquests at the time of Jesus (London, 2012) The Literary Review. October, pp.19-20
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2011. Review of R. Mellor, Tacitus' Annals (Oxford, 2010) Times Literary Supplement. February 18,
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2010. Review of D. Sailor, Writing and Empire in Tacitus (Cambridge, 2010) Classical World. 104, 126-27
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2010. Review of J.Richardson, The Language of empire (Cambridge, 2009) Classical World. 103, 559-60
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2010. pompabilis, pompabiliter, pompabilitas, pompalis, pompaliter, pompalitas, pompatilis, pompatus, pompeuticus, pompicus, pompifero, pompo, pontificius, popularitas At: Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, vol.X,1 fasc.XVII pomifer–porrus
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2009. Gaius' persecution of the nobiles: a study in the politics of memory and nomenclature Athenaeum (Pavia, Italy). 97(2), 489-506
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2009. 'Hamlet' without the prince? The Claudian 'Annals'. In: WOODMAN, A.J., ed., The Cambridge companion to Tacitus Cambridge University Press. 116-126
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2008. Scriba Pontificius (Livy 22. 57. 3 and SHA Opil. 7. 2) Philologus. 152, 155-58
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2008. pullo At: Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, vol.X,2 fasc.XVI pubertus-pulso
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2006. Review of A. R. Birley, The Roman Government of Britain (Oxford, 2005) Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2005. Review of A. A. Barrett, Livia: First Lady of Imperial Rome (New Haven and London, 2002) Classical World. 98, 218-219
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2005. Review of J. C. Yardley, Justin and Pompeius Trogus: A Study of the Language of Justin’s Epitome of Trogus (Toronto, 2003) Classical World. 99, 91-92
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2005. The Date of Corbulo’s Campaigns in Lower Germany Museum Helveticum. 62, 76-83
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2004. The Death of Ptolemy of Mauretania Historia. 53, 38-45
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2004. The End of the Rhine Mutiny in Tacitus, Suetonius, and Dio Classical Quarterly. 54, 198-210
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2004. Review of W. Eck, The Age of Augustus (Oxford, 2003) Classical Review. 54, 175-176
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2004. Review of D. Womersley, Gibbon and the ‘Watchmen of the Holy City’: The Historian and his Reputation 1776-1815 (Oxford, 2002) Prudentia. 36, 81-84
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2001. Gaius' Bridge at Baiae and Alexander-imitatio Classical Quarterly. 51, 206-17
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., 2001. Gaius on the Channel Coast Classical Quarterly. 51, 551-56
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V, 2001. Who were the Rudes Nepotes at Tac. Ann. 4. 8. 3? Classical Quarterly. 51, 628-31
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V, Tacitus: opera maiora. In: J. STOVER, ed., The Oxford guide to the transmission of the Latin classics. Oxford University Press. (In Press.)
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., The return of the king? Tacitus on the principate of Augustus Hermes. (In Press.)
  • MALLOCH, S.J.V., Broken G in Beneventan script: a case study based on the second Medicean of Tacitus (Florence, Bibliotheca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 68.2) Scriptorium. (In Press.)

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