Joel Allen

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Research Interests

  • Roman Empire, Ancient History

Education

  • Ph.D. Yale University

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Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Queens College

Joel Allen is the Executive Officer of the PhD Program in History. He is also a Professor of History at Queens College and holds an appointment in the MA/PhD Program in Classics at the Graduate Center. His research interests are in Roman imperial culture.

Selected Publications

  • “Gossip of Violence and Violence of Gossip: Livia’s Lament and Its Remedy in Cassius Dio’s Severan Context,” in Carsten H. Lange and Andrew G. Scott (eds.), Cassius Dio: Violence, War, and Civil War (Leiden: Brill, 2020), pp. 46-62
  • The Roman Republic and the Hellenistic Mediterranean: From Alexander to Caesar (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020).
  • “Gaius Asinius Pollio and the Politics of Cosmopolitanism,” in Kit Morrell, Josiah Osgood, and Kathryn Welch (eds.), The Alternative Age of Augustus (Oxford University Press, 2019).
  • “Herodes Atticus, Memnon of Ethiopia, and the Athenian ephebeia,” in Wouter Vanacker and Arjan Zuiderhoek (eds.), Imperial Identities in the Roman World (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 162-175.
  • Hostages and Hostage-taking in the Roman Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
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Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Queens College