Dr Clemens Koehn

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Clemens Koehn


PhD (U Halle-Wittenberg), MA (U Halle-Wittenberg)

Teaching Areas

ANCH110Introduction to Ancient Greece
ANCH307/507Alexander the Great
ANCH351/551Warfare in the Ancient World
HIST510Imperialism in the Roman Republic
CLLA101Introduction to Classical Languages
CLLA102Classical Languages Through Reading
CLLA201Intermediate Classical Languages
CLLA202Intermediate Classical Texts
CLLA301Advanced Classical Languages
CLLA302Advanced Classical Texts
CLLA303Classical Prose Texts
CLLA304Classical Verse Texts
CLAS401HClassical Honours Coursework
CLAS402HClassical Honours Dissertation
GREK401HGreek Honours Coursework
GREK402H Greek Honours Dissertation

Research Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Koehn's research interests include Hellenistic History and historiography (especially Polybius); Greek epigraphy; late antiquity, especially 6th century history (Justinian); history of Roman law, both constitutional and private; ancient military history, especially Roman artillery and asymmetrical warfare; experimental archaeology.

Selection of Grants and Awards

2011  Funding for the joint research project Rekonstruktion antiker Torsionsgeschütze (Reconstruction of Antique Torsion Artillery) (together with the Universities of Trier and Osnabrück), provided  by Varusgesellschaft (Varus Society), Osnabrück.

2010  Funding for the international conference Polybios und seine Historien (Polybius and his Histories) at Helmut-Schmidt-University (together with Dr Volker Grieb), provided by Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung

2008  Travel grant scholarship of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (German Archaeological Institute) on the basis of academic performance (dissertation quality)

2003  Funding provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) upon successful application for PhD research work done at the University of Oxford from February to August 2003

Research Supervision Experience

Dr. Koehn is able to supervise HUMS, Honours, and HDR projects in Greek language, Greek History, and Warfare in the Ancient World. Since February 2011 he has been the leading project manager of the joint research project on ancient torsion artillery, together with the universities of Trier and Osnabrück, at the Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces of Germany, Hamburg.


Selection of Publications

2014  'Der leise Tod. Das Imperium Romanum und die asymmetrische Kriegführung' (The Silent Death: The Roman Empire and Asymmetrical Warfare) (together with Christina Erkelenz), in: AiN [Archäologie in Niedersachsen] 17, 2014, 64-67.

2013  'Some Remarks on Weaponry and Tactics of Justinian's Hippotoxotai', in: A. A. Sinitsyn, M. M. Kholod (edd.), Koinon Doron. Studies and Essays in Honor of Valery P. Nikonorov, University Press, St. Petersburg 2013, 139-151.

2013  'Polybios und die Inschriften: Zum Sprachgebrauch des Historikers (Polybius and Epigraphy: The Language Use of a Historian)', in: V. Grieb, C. Koehn (edd.), Polybios und seine Historien, Steiner Verlag Stuttgart 2013, 159-181.

2013  'League of Islanders/ Nesiotic League', in: Bagnall, R. Brodersen, K., Erskine, A., & Hübner, S., (edd.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, Malden-Oxford-Victoria (Blackwell) 2013, vol.VII, 3983-3984.

2013  'Apameia, Peace of', in: Bagnall, R. Brodersen, K., Erskine, A., & Hübner, S., (edd.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, Malden-Oxford-Victoria (Blackwell) 2013, vol. II, 513-514.

2013  'Polybios und seine Historien' (Polybios and his Histories), (essay collection, edited together with Volker Grieb), Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart 2013.

2012  'Ein Triumph neuer Techniken? Strategien der Kriegführung (A Triumph of New Technologies? Strategies of Warfare)', in: Hellenismus. Eine Welt im Umbruch (Hellenism: A Changing World), special issue of DAMALS, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 2012, 53-66

2010  Pompeius, Cassius und Augustus. Bemerkungen zum imperium maius (Pompeius, Cassius and Augustus. Notes on the imperium maius), in: Chiron 40, 2010, 301-322.

2007  'Die Eumenesrede (Polybios XXI 19-21) und die Neuordnung Kleinasiens 189/88 v. Chr (Eumenes' Speech [Polybios XXI 19-21] and the Reshaping of Asia Minor 189/88 BC)', Hermes 135, 2007, 263-285.

2007  'Krieg-Diplomatie-Ideologie. Zur Außenpolitik hellenistischer Mittelstaaten' (War – Diplomacy – Ideology: On the Foreign Policy of Medium-Sized Hellenistic States), Historia-Einzelschrift 195, Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart 2007.


Australasian Society for Classical Studies

Fellow of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (German Archaeological Institute)

Associate graduate member of Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford (UK)

Service and Administrative Duties
2014 -School of Humanities Research Committee, UNE
2014 -Library Liaison Officer, Ancient History, UNE
2005 - 2014Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in Ancient History at the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces of Germany, Hamburg
2001Research Associate of the archive of the Francke Foundations in Halle (Saale) / Germany