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; 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 is currently at work on a monograph, Greek Historians under the Roman Empire (30 BCE–340 CE), as well as a long-term project on communication and information flow in the empires of Alexander the Great and his successors. He is General Editor of the 3-volume Herodotus Encyclopedia (Wiley, 2021), which contains contributions from 180 scholars in 16 countries. Several articles on Herodotus-related subjects are in the works. His previous publications include Timaeus of Tauromenium and Hellenistic Historiography (Cambridge, 2013); Cassius Dio and the Late Roman Republic (co-edited with Josiah Osgood: Brill, 2019); and numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews.

Selected Publications: 

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

“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.