Christopher A. Baron

Christopher A. Baron

Associate Professor

Ph.D., The University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University

365 Decio Hall
(574) 631-2802

Research Interest: Greek and Roman Historiography, Hellenistic History

Frequently Teaches: The History of Ancient Greece; The Age of Alexander; Greek Literature in the Roman and Judaeo Christian Worlds

Prof. Baron’s interests include Greek and Roman historiography, the history of the Greeks in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and Greek epigraphy. He has recently begun a study of the Greek historians writing under the Roman Empire, and he also serves as General Editor of The Herodotus Encyclopedia, to be published by Wiley in 2019. Several articles and a co-edited volume on Cassius Dio are in the works. His first book, Timaeus of Tauromenium and Hellenistic Historiography, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

Selected Publications: 

“The Road Not Taken: Diodoros’ Reasons for Including the Speech of Theodoros.” In L.I. Hau, A. Meeus & B. Sheridan (eds.), Diodoros of Sicily: Historiographical Theory and Practice in the “Bibliotheke”, 491–504. Studia Hellenistica 58. Peeters, 2018.

“The Historian’s Craft: Narrative Strategies and Historical Method in Polybius and Livy.” In N. Miltsios and M. Tamiolaki (eds.), Polybius and His Legacy, 203–21. Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 60. De Gruyter, 2018.

“The Great King and His Limits: Allusions to Herodotus in Book 7 of Arrian’s Anabasis.” In O. Devillers and B.B. Sebastiani (eds.), Sources et modèles des historiens anciens, 259–68. Scripta Antiqua 109. Ausonius, 2018.

“Comedy and History, Theory and Evidence in Duris of Samos.” Histos Supplement 6 (2017), 213–41.