GARY FORSYTHEPRIVATE

                                                            Department of History

                                                            Texas Tech University

                                                              Lubbock, TX 79409

                                                      http://courses.ttu.edu/gforsyth/

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Ancient History (Greece and Rome), University of Pennsylvania, May 1985

M.A. History (ancient and modern Europe), University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, August 1979

B.A. History, combined minor in German and Latin, two credits short of B.A. in physics, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, May 1977

 

DISSERTATION

"The Historian L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi" under the supervision of Robert E. A. Palmer

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor in the Department of History, Texas Tech University, 2006--

Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Texas Tech University, 2000-2003; 2003-2006

Lecturer in the Department of History, Calumet College of St. Joseph (Whiting, Indiana), autumn 1997

Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Languages and Literature, University of Chicago, 1992-1996; 1989-92

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Languages and Literature, University of Chicago, 1988-89

Lecturer in the Department of Latin, Bryn Mawr College, 1986-88;

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics, Swarthmore College, 1985-86

Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1984-85

Teaching Assistant in the Department of History, University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), 1977-79

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

University President's Book Award (First Place), Texas Tech University, April 2007

Two-year Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, July 1992-Aug. 1994

Grant from the Language Consortium to complete textbook on Livy Book XXXIX

Dean's Scholar Honorary Award, University of Pennsylvania, Oct. 1984

Mellon Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1983-84

Dean's Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1982-3, 81-2, 80-1

University Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1979-80

 

COURSES TAUGHT

History:  Western Civilization survey from early Mesopotamia to 1648, survey of the ancient Near East and Greece, survey of ancient Rome, intermediate and advanced courses (both graduate and undergraduate) on all major periods of ancient Greek and Roman history, including the specialized subdisciplines of Roman law and Roman religion

Greek and Latin Language and Literature:  freshman humanities great-books course on Greek thought and literature, Xenophon's Hellenica  and the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia, Polybius and Hellenistic historiography, first-year Latin, Latin prose composition, Plautus and Terence, selected speeches and letters of Cicero, Caesar, Sallust, Livy, Vergil, Horace, Petronius, Tacitus, Graduate survey of Latin prose literature, archaic Latin and Italic dialects, Ovid's Fasti, The Roman Annalistic Tradition, and Latin Epigraphy

 

PUBLICATIONS

                                                                    (A) BOOKS

Time in Roman Religion:  One Thousand Years of Religious History, Routledge Studies in Ancient History, New York and London 2012

A Concise History of Western Civilization:  From Prehistoric to Early Modern Times, Kendall-Hunt, Dubuque Iowa 2011

Primary Sources for Western Civilization:  Volume I, From Early Mesopotamia to the Reformation, Kendall-Hunt, Dubuque Iowa, 2011

A Critical History of Early Rome:  From Prehistory to the First Punic War, University of California Press 2005

Livy and Early Rome:  A Study in Historical Method and Judgment, Franz Steiner Verlag, Historia Einzelschriften Heft 132, Stuttgart 1999

The Historian L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi and the Roman Annalistic Tradition, University Press of America, Lanham Maryland 1994

Livy Book XXXIX:  De Bacchanalibus and Other Selections, Bryn Mawr Commentary Series 1994

 

                                                                 (B) ARTICLES

"The Beginnings of the Republic from 509 to 390 B.C.," The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Livy, edited by Bernard Mineo, forthcoming.

Eleven articles forthcoming in the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

"Chronology," The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, Oxford University Press, Oxford forthcoming

"Claudius Quadrigarius and Livy's Second Pentad," Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography, ed. John Marincola, Blackwell, London 2007

"Military Resources and the Centuriate Organization in Early Rome," Companion to the Ancient Roman Army, ed. Paul Erdkamp, Blackwell, London 2007 24-41

"Dating and Arranging the Roman History of Valerius Antias" Oikistes:  Studies in Constitutions, Colonies, and Military Power in the Ancient World, Offered in Honor of A. J. Graham, ed. by V. B. Gorman and E. W. Robinson, Leiden 2002 99-112

"The Roman Historians of the Second Century B.C." The Roman Middle Republic:  Politics, Religion, and Historiography c.400-133 B.C., Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae, vol. 23, ed. Christer Bruun, Rome 2000 1-11

"Ubi Tu Gaius, Ego Gaia:  New Light on an old Roman Legal Saw" Historia 45 (1996) 240-1

"Electronic Technology and Blindness:  A New Solution to an Old Problem" Transactions of the American Philological Association 124 (1994) 333-5

"The Municipal Origo of the Catilinarian T. Volturcius" American Journal of Philology 113 (1992) 407-12

"Ancient Rome" Vol. 20 pp.280-7 of the 1992 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (a historical survey from earliest times down to the First Punic War)

"A Philological Note on the Scipionic Circle" American Journal of Philology 112 (1991) 363-4

"Some Notes on the History of Cassius Hemina" Phoenix 44 (1990) 326-44

"The Tribal Membership of the Calpurnii Pisones" Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 83 (1990) 293-8

"The Political Background of the Lex Calpurnia of 149 B.C." The Ancient World 17 (1988) 109-19

"A New Slogan for Oligarchy in Thucydides III.82.8" by A. John Graham and Gary Forsythe, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 88 (1984) 25-45

 

                                                           (C) BOOK REVIEWS

Die Frühen Römischen Historiker, Von Fabius Pictor bis Cn. Gelius, Hans Beck and Uwe Walter, Darmstadt 2001, rev. in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 13 (2002) 4.28

Ancient Umbria:  State, Culture, and Identity in Centrla Italy from the Iron Age to the Augustan Era, Guy Bradley, Oxford 2000, rev. in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 12 (2001) 11.03

Soldiers, Cities, and Civilians in Roman Syria, Nigel Pollard, Ann Arbor 2000, rev. in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 12 (2001) 7.8, reprinted in Aquila Legionis:  Quadernos de sobre el Ejercito Romano (forthcoming)

A Commentary on Livy Books VI‑X, Volumes I-II, S. P. Oakley, Oxford 1997, rev. in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 10 (1999) 9.12

The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium, R. Ross Holloway, Routledge:  London-New York 1996; Roman Historical Myths:  The Regal Period in Augustan Literature, Matthew Fox, Oxford 1996; The Foundation of Rome:  Myth and History, Alexandre Grandazzi, Ithaca N.Y. 1997, rev. in Classical Outlook 76.2 (1999) 83-4

Roman Drama and Roman History, T. P. Wiseman, Exeter UK 1998, rev. in Bryn Mawr Classical Review  9 (1998) 12.14

I Frammenti di L. Cassio Emina:  Introduzione, Testo, Traduzione e Commento, Carlo Santini, Pisa 1995, rev. in Classical Review 47.2 (1997) 307-9

The Beginnings of Rome:  Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c. 1000-264 B.C.), T. J. Cornell, Routledge:  London-New York 1995, rev. in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 8.4 (1997) 313-21

Early Rome and Latium:  Economy and Society c. 1000 to 500 B.C., Christopher J. Smith, Oxford 1996, rev. in American Historical Review 102.3 (1997) 791

Livy:  Reconstructing Early Rome, Gary B. Miles, Ithaca N.Y. 1995, rev. in Bryn Mawr Classical Review  7.2 (1996) 135-40

Dionysius and the History of Archaic Rome, Emilio Gabba, Berkeley CA 1991, rev. in Classical Philology 89 (1994) 185-8

Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome, Erich S. Gruen, Ithaca N.Y. 1992, rev. in Bryn Mawr Classical Review  5.1 (1994) 9-14 and Journal of Interdisciplinary History  26 (1995) 84-5

The State, Law and Religion:  Pagan Rome, Alan WaTson, Athens GA 1992, rev. in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 3.5 (1992) 414-20

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Tradition and Innovation in the Roman Annalistic Tradition:  Annual conference of the Association of Ancient Historians (Lubbock, Texas, May 2001)

 

The History of the Ludi Saeculares:  European History Colloquium at Texas Tech University (January 2001)

 

Jurisdiction and Orality in Early Roman Law:  Annual Convention of the APA (Washington D.C., Dec. 1998)

 

The Roman Historians of the Second Century B.C.:  Convegno Internazionale Sulla Media Repubblica Romana, Ut Mea Roma Caput Orbis Sit:  Storia, Politica e Religione a Roma durante lo Sviluppo del Dominio Romano / History, Politics, and Religion During the Ascendancy of Rome (Rome:  Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, Sept. 12, 1998)

 

The Social History of the Taurobolium:  Annual Convention of the APA (Chicago, Dec. 1997)

 

Latin Linguistics in the Ancient Lore of the Argei:  Annual Convention of the APA (San Diego, Dec. 1995)

 

Ideas of Death and Renewal in the Ludi Saeculares:  Ancient Society Workshop at the University of Chicago (Apr. 1995)

 

Livian Approaches to the Historical Traditions of Early Rome:  Classics Colloquium at Bryn Mawr College (Apr. 1994)

 

Ubi Tu Gaius, Ego Gaia:  New Light on an Old Roman Legal Saw:  Annual Convention of the APA (Washington D.C., Dec. 1993)

 

The Meaning and Significance of the Roman Poplifugia:  Ancient History Colloquium at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, Oct. 1993)

 

Roman Saecular Chronology and the Origin of the Ludi Saeculares:  Ancient History Colloquium at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, Apr. 1993)

 

Tracing Social Change in Roman Society during the Early Second Century B.C., The Problem of the Sources:  Colloquium on the Ancient World at Princeton University (Feb. 1993)

 

Interpreting CIL XIII. 1751, The Cult of the Great Mother in Service to the Roman Emperor:  Annual Convention of the APA (New Orleans, Dec. 1992)

 

De Re Militari, Observations on Military Literature and Education in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Ancient Society Workshop at the University of Chicago (Feb. 1992)

 

The Municipal Origo of the Catilinarian T. Volturcius:  Annual Convention of the APA (Chicago, Dec. 1991)

 

The Non-Christian Origin of Christmas:  Chicago Public Radio Broadcast (WBEZ FM, Dec. 1991)

 

The Dies Alliensis and the Dies Postriduani:  Annual Convention of the APA (San Francisco, Dec. 1990)

 

Plague and Poisoning in the Bacchanalian Affair of 186 B.C.:  Ancient Society Workshop at the University of Chicago (Apr. 1990)

 

Historical Judgment and Literary Artistry in Livy's First Decade:  Annual Convention of the APA (Boston, Dec. 1989); and Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric Workshop at the University of Chicago (Jan. 1990)

 

Search by Lanx and Licium in the Early Roman Law of Theft,:  Ancient Society Workshop at the University of Chicago (Nov. 1988); and Classics Colloquium at Bryn Mawr College (Oct. 1987)

 

The Book Arrangement of the History of Valerius Antias and the Literary Expansion of Early Roman History:  University of Chicago (Feb. 1988); Classics Colloquium at Bryn Mawr College (Sept. 1986); and Ancient History Colloquium at the University of Pennsylvania (Apr. 1985)

 

A Philological Note on the Scipionic Circle:  Annual Convention of the APA (New York City, Dec. 1987)

 

The Causes of the Wars Between Rome and Macedon, Panel Discussion with N. G. L. Hammond:  Swarthmore College (Apr. 1986)

 

De Adventu Aeneae, The Epyllion of A. Postumius Albinus (cos. 151 B.C.):  Annual Convention of the APA (Washington D.C., Dec. 1985)

 

Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World:  University of Michigan (Jan. 1985)

 

A New Interpretation of the Toponym Lacus Curtius:  Annual Convention of the AIA (Toronto, Dec. 1984)

 

The Political Background of the Lex Calpurnia of 149 B.C.:  Annual Convention of the APA (Toronto, Dec. 1984); Reed College (Feb. 1988); Swarthmore College (Feb. 1985); Wellsley College (Feb. 1985); and Classics Colloquium at Bryn Mawr College (Feb. 1984)

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