Christopher A. Baron

Christopher A. Baron

Associate Professor

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

248 O'Shaughnessy Hall
(574) 631-2802

Research Interest: Greek and Roman Historiography, Hellenistic History

Frequently Teaches: The History of Ancient Greece; The Age of Alexander; Reading and Writing Greek Prose

Professor Baron’s main research interests are Greek and Roman historiography, the history of the Greeks in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and Greek epigraphy. He is General Editor of the 3-volume Herodotus Encyclopedia (Wiley, 2021), which contains contributions from 180 scholars in 18 countries. His current projects include a monograph entitled Greek Historians under the Roman Empire, a study of communication and information flow in the empires of Alexander the Great and his successors, and several articles on Herodotus and on Arrian of Nicomedia. Previous publications include Timaeus of Tauromenium and Hellenistic Historiography (Cambridge, 2013); a co-edited volume (with Josiah Osgood) on Cassius Dio; and numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews. He enjoys watching baseball, drinking wine, and riding his bike (never all three at the same time, of course).

Selected Publications: 

The Herodotus Encyclopedia. Wiley, 2021. (

“The Dog that Did Not Bark? Cassius Dio and Herodotus.” In J.M. Madsen and C.H. Lange (eds.), Cassius Dio the Historian: Methods and Approaches, 88–108.  Brill, 2021.

Josiah Osgood and Christopher Baron, eds. Cassius Dio and the Late Roman Republic. Brill, 2019. (

“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.

Timaeus of Tauromenium and Hellenistic Historiography. Cambridge, 2013. (

“The Delimitation of Fragments in Jacoby’s FGrHist: Some Examples from Duris of Samos.” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 51 (2011), 86–110. (