Professor Matthew Dillon

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

Matthew Dillon

Phone: +61 2 6773 2049

Email: mdillon@une.edu.au

Biography

I can still remember reading a lengthy version of Homer’s Odyssey written for 12-14 year olds, and a few years later I read J.C. Stobbart’s Glory That Was Greece and his The Grandeur That Was Rome. At school, our ancient history textbook was C. Roebuck’s classic, The World of Ancient Times. These books were inspiring and led me into my university ancient history career. I have had a life-long passion for ancient history, and in my career as my main priority I have sought to bring the ancient world not only to the academic community, but to spread knowledge of it to students, at both secondary and tertiary levels, and to the community.

Teaching Awards

UNE Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2007)
Carrick Institute Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2007)
UNE Unit Commendation Award for ANCH304 (2009: 80% of teaching)
UNE Unit Commendation Award for HIST513 (2010: 20% of teaching)
UNE Unit Commendation Award for ANCH325 (2010: 100% of teaching) [1122 units monitored with 52 Unit Commendations: 4.63% of units awarded commendations]
UNE Unit Commendation Award for EXSC100 (2010: 50% of teaching) [1122 units monitored with 52 Unit Commendations: 4.63% of units awarded commendations]
UNE Unit Commendation Award for RELS388 (2010: 100% of teaching) [1271 units monitored with 51 Unit Commendations: 4.01% of units awarded commendations]
UNE Unit Commendation Award for HIST512 (2011: 50% of teaching)
UNE Unit Commendation Award for ANCH324 (2011: 100% of teaching)
UNE Unit Commendation Award for ANCH326 (2011: 80% of teaching)
UNE Unit Commendation Award for ANCH388 (2013)
UNE Unit Commendation Award for ANCH588 (2013)
UNE Unit Commendation Award for ANCH326 (2013)
UNE Unit Commendation Award for HIST512 (2013)

UNE Unit Commendation Award  ANCH 304/504 (2014)

UNE Unit Commendation Award 2015 RELS 388/588 (2015)

UNE Unit Commendation Award 2015 ANCH 326/526 (2015)

Vice Chancellor’s Scholar Award 2015

Qualifications

BA (University of Queensland)[1981-83], BA Hons I (UQ) [1984], MA (UQ)[1985-87], PhD (UNE)[1988-92]

Teaching Areas

I have an active engagement in my discipline area through an abiding research interest and ongoing publication record in ancient history, which feeds into my teaching and its strategic directions and pedagogy in the actual or e-virtual classroom. My teaching units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are constructed around frameworks of historical problems and methodological discourses which students are guided to interact with as a set of learning challenges, to be intellectually pursued within the learning scaffolding of the resources I devise. I am a facilitator of student learning, inspiring and motivating students, and empowering them to identify key ideas, comprehend context, appreciate limitations, and become knowledgeable about ancient history through the study of original contextualised historical sources. All my units have student-focused curricula in which content and concepts are constructed for learners in logical, meaningful, and coherent ways. To inspire learning, my materials draw upon students’ previous knowledge, assist in building new perceptions, and develop comprehensive skills.

ANCH 110 (introduction to Greek History)
(Ancient History) 111 (Introduction to Roman History)
 201/301 (Greek Democracy and Imperialism)
 202/302 (Unity and Disunity Among the Greeks)
 206/306 (The Disadvantaged in Classical Antiquity)
 211/311 (The Roman Political Tradition)
  304/504 (Citizen and Society in Classical Greece)
  312/512 (Rome Under the Caesars)
 314 (Roman Social History)
 321/521 (Mesopotamia and the Hittites)
  322/522 (Bronze Age Greece and the Aegean)
  324/524 (Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids)
  325/525 (New Kingdom Egypt)
  326/526 (Art and Architecture of the Ancient World)
  401H & 402H (Ancient History Honours)
  [112 (Introduction to Egyptian and Near Eastern History: under development for 2014)]
  Classical Studies research units
  
CLLA 102 (Introductory Greek)
(Classical Languages) Greek & Latin texts taught: Aristophanes, Demosthenes, Euripides, Herodotos, Homer, Lysias, Gospel of Mark, Plato, Sophokles, Thucydides, Xenophon; Suetonius, Tacitus, Virgil
  
EXSC HIST 100 (The History and Practice of Sport)
(History) 305/505 (Byzantine History AD 330-1056)
  308/508 (The Crusades)
  322 (History as Film)
 401H, 402H History Honours
  511 (Crime, Incarceration, Servitude: Historical Views)
  512 (Cities of the Ancient and Modern World)
  513 (Empires: Conquest and Conflict)
  595 (Understanding History)
  
HINQ 100 (What is History?) (Historical Inquiry)
  
HUMS 300, 500 Various special research units.
  
RELS 384/584 (Religions of the Ancient Near East)
(Studies in 385/585 (Women and Religion)
 Religion) 387/587 (Earliest Christianity: Social Context and Sacred Text)       
  388/588 (Pagan Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome)
  401H, 402H (Studies in Religion Honours)

Research Interests

My research is specifically targeted towards international ancient history scholars, and reaches a large global scholarly and student audience, being peer-reviewed internationally, and used internationally. My publications are directed at the worldwide scholarly community, and aim to achieve a high impact, with my research attempting to break new ground. I have written monographs on ancient Greek pilgrimage, women’s religion in ancient Greece, and Greek divination. My current projects are on the ancient healing god Asklepios-Aesculapius, and on Greek violence, torture, and execution. All my publications aim to be scholarly research ones for a broad cohort of international scholars and students.

Research Supervision Experience

Areas of Doctoral Supervision

Most areas and periods of Greek culture, society and history, especially religion; imperial Roman history; ancient Egyptian religion.

Current PhD Students

Jason Barr: Defending Roman Britain

Larry Bellshaw: Philip II and Xenophon

Val Craig: Theodosius’ Law-Code

Pauline Kidson: Egyptology and the Enneagram

David Tindal: Economic Diplomacy in Classical Greece

Primary Supervisor Past PhD Students

Matthew Shillam: Intermarriages in the Client Kingdoms of the Roman East (awarded 2016) (90% supervision)

Kim Backe-Hansen: The Greek Goddess Nemesis (awarded 2016) (100% supervision)

Nigel Holman: The Danube and Rhine frontiers in the first-second centuries AD (awarded 2016) (100% supervision, 2014-2016)

Secondary Supervisor Past PhD students

Peter Johnson: The Gospel of Truth (awarded 2016; primary Supervisor for last year of PhD)

Gordon Lilley: John Shelby Spong (awarded 2013; primary Supervisor for first year of PhD)

Paul Brown: Norman Attitudes to the Byzantine Empire (awarded 2008)

Current MPhil students

Michelle Dale: Hatshepsut

Anne Maguire: Court Tombs of Ireland

MHist theses (17,000 word theses)

Hodge, A. Greek Education

Narev, K. Pyramids

Tindal, D. Ambiguity in Ancient Greek Alliances

Wylie, D. Silk Road

Current Honours students (17,000 word theses)

Christine Wale: Women and Roman Sacrifice

Recent Honours students

Dee Asbury: Hatshepsut 2.1

Rebeccah Brine: Athenian Education 2.1

Lee-Anne Brownbill: Mandeanism 1st

Pauline Kidson: Dreams in Homer 1st

Margaret Mayo: Poseidon in Mycenaean and Archaic Greece 1st

Catherine Parry: Mycenaean Dining 1st

Sarah Ryan: Divine Attributes in Greek Iconography 2.1

Simon Stubbs: The Erinyes 1st

May Zarb: Hekate 1st

(Various other students 1995-2006.)

Publications

Books and Monographs

Monographs

Dillon, MPJ. Omens and Oracles: Divination in Ancient Greece, Prophecy for the Future, Guidance for the Present, Knowledge of the Past
Routledge, xxi + 463 pgs, 62 b&w illustrations hbk ISBN 978-1-4724-2408-2, ebk 978-1-315-57779-1 book (A1)

Dillon, M.P.J. Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion, Routledge, London & New York, 2002 (hbk ISBN 0-415-20272-8; pp. 436 + x; 55 b&w photographs).

Dillon, M.P.J. The Ancient Greeks in Their Own Words, Sutton, Gloucestershire, 2002 (hbk ISBN 0-7509-2715-1).

Dillon, M.P.J. Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece, Routledge, London & New York, Routledge, 1997 (hbk ISBN 0-415-127750; pp. 308 + xix).

Dillon, M.P.J. (as Ntilon, Mathiou) PROSKYNHTES KAI IERA PROSKYNHMATA STHN ARXAIA ELLADA, Ekdoseis Enalios, Athens, 2001 (ISBN 960-536-040-3; pp. 431) (translation into modern Greek of Dillon, M.P.J. Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece, Routledge, London & New York, 1997).

Edited book

Dillon, M.P.J. (ed.) Religion in the Ancient World: New Themes and Approaches, Hakkert, Amsterdam, 1996 (pbk ISBN 90-256-1094-3; pp. 548 pp. + ix).

2017
Dillon, MP; Eidinow, E; Maurizio, L

Women and their Ritual Competence in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Routledge, 248 pgs

http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/19808
book (A3)

FForthcoming [1]

2017
Dillon, MPJ (60%), Matthew, C. (ACU), Schmitz, M. (eds)

Religion and Classical Warfare. Vol. 1: Archaic and Classical Greece

Pen & Sword, Barnsley, p.xxxiv + 306, publication date 30th Sept. 2017

ISBN 9781473834293 (hdbk); 9781473889507 (e-bk)

book (A3)

Research based textbooks

Dillon, M.P.J. & Garland, L. The Ancient Greeks: Social and Political History from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander the Great, Routledge, Oxford & New York, pp. xxxiii + 656, 182 b&w maps and illustrations, 2012. [Commissioned companion volume to Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander the Great]

Dillon, M.P.J. & Garland, L. Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander the Great, Routledge, Oxford & New York, third edition, 2010; 600 pp.; 4 tables, 6 maps (hbk ISBN 0-415-47329-2; pbk ISBN 0-415-47330-6; ebk: 0-203-85455-1).

Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents, 2010 is a prescribed text for units / subjects / courses at (for example): American Public University System (HIST 531: Greek Civilisation); Brown University (CLAS1210, History of Greece 1), U. Calgary (GRS331: Greek History); U. of Cambridge (History of the Ancient Mediterranean 1A); Cornell U.(Classics/History 265: Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander; & HIST 2322: Military Campaigns & Military Theory in the Ancient World); U. Edinburgh (AH1: Greek World from Homer to Cleopatra); State U. Florida (HIS4936/6939: Archaic Greece; CLA2100: Glory that was Greece); Universität Heidelberg (Einführung in die griechische Geschichte II); U.Kansas (CLSX 375: Development of Greece); Kenyon College, Ohio (Classics 225: Theseus and Pericles); U. Leeds (CLAS1300: Greek World: an Introduction and CLAS1381 Greek History); U. Liverpool (CLAH 104: Warfare, Politics and Society in the Greek World, c.510-323); Loyola University, Chicago (World of Archaic Greece); U. College London (Mediterranean World, c. 800-500 BC); U. Manchester (CLAH10011: Constructing Archaic Greek History); McGill U., Canada (HIST205: Ancient Mediterranean: uses both Anc. Greece & Anc. Rome); UNSW (ARTS2283: Classical Greece); U.Oregon (HIST 412: Classical Greece); U. Pennsylvania (for ANCH 26: Ancient Greece); U. of Queensland (ANCH2100: Greek History 600-400 BC); Universität Regensburg (Griechische Geschichte im Zeitalter des Peloponnesischen Krieges); Rowan U. NJ (HIST05319: Ancient Greece); Skidmore College, NY (HI203: Rise of Athens); University of Wales, Swansea(Greek History); Syracuse University NY (HST 352: History of Ancient Greece); U. Texas at Austin(AHC378: Writing Ancient History Today); Trinity College Dublin (CL2307: Greek History ['especially recommended; an excellent collection of sources with informative discussion']); University of Wales, Lampeter(4CLA0110: Culture of Classical Athens); University College, London (Mediterranean World, c. 800-500 BC and Slavery in the Classical World, HIST7104); Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra/University of Uppsala/ University of Siegen (for Roads to Democracy: a European Masters Program in Contemporary Studies).It is also on reading lists at theUniversity of Auckland (AH102: Greek History),University of Wales, (3CLA1220: Women in the Greek World), University of Warwick (forIntroduction to Greek and Roman History),Duke University (for CS011S: Greek Civilisation),Rutgers University (Ancient History courses in general: the only source book listed for use in Greek History and used for Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World),University of Nottingham (Introducing New Testament Study),University of Newcastle(CAH3033), University of Victoria, Canada(GRS502: Greek History Field), University of Edinburgh(Women in Archaic and Classical Greece, The Greek World from Homer to Cleopatra, and Archaic Athens), University of Manchester(CLAH1001: Constructing Archaic Greek History 800-478 BC), Birkbeck College, University of London( HICL136S5: The Greek World: Archaic and Classical Periods), University of Sasktachewan(CLAS220: Daily Life in Antiquity), andU. College, London (Slavery in the Classical World).TheBibliotheca Classica Selecta (Université de Louvain and Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis à Bruxelles) on-line bibliography lists it as the sourcebook recommended for Greek History. Princeton University, in its guide for undergraduates preparing for the final examination of their degree (Department of Classics: Preparing for Generals – a Guide, p.9), recommends it to students of Greek History. The University of Kentrecommends it as 'Introductory Reading for Classical and Archaeological Studies'. TheUniversity of CambridgelistsAncient Greece, as one of the four (4) sourcebooks to be studied for theHistorial Tripos Part 1 (European History 776 BC – AD 69. It is also the only sourcebook recommended for students of Classical Greek in the (UK) GSCEas providing up-to-date translations of set documents. The School of Classics,Trinity College, Dublin, recommends it generally and it is the only text starred as "especially recommended; an excellent collection of sources with informative discussion").


Dillon, M.P.J. & Garland, L. Ancient Rome: Social and Historical Documents from the Early Republic to the Death of Julius Caesar, Routledge, London & New York, 2005 (ISBN hdbk: 0-415-22458-6, pbk 0-415-22459-4; 803 pp. + vii). (Routledge [April '12] has requested the authors to write a second edition with a new chapter)

Dillon, M.P.J. & Garland, L. Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Socrates, Routledge, London & New York, second edition, 2000; 543 pp. + xv; 4 tables, 4 maps (hbk ISBN 0-415-21754-7; pbk ISBN 0-415-21755-5).

Dillon, M.P.J. & Garland, L. Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Socrates, Routledge, London & New York, first edition, 1994 (reprinted 1996); 476 pp. + xv; 4 tables, 4 maps (hbk ISBN 0-415-11366-0; pbk ISBN 0-415-11366-0).

Under Contract

Dillon, M.P.J. Asklepios. His Healing Hands: Faith and Miracles, Routledge, Oxford & New York, due Dec. 2014.

Dillon, M.P.J. & Garland, L. Ancient Rome: Social and Historical Documents from the Early Republic to the Death of Augustus, Routledge, Oxford & New York, second edition. Due Sept. 2014.

Dillon, M.P.J. & Garland, L. The Ancient Romans: Social and Political History from the Early Republic to the Death of Augustus, Routledge, Oxford & New York, first edition. Due Oct. 2014.

Beaumont, L. (USyd), Harrington, N. (USyd), & Dillon, M.P.J. (eds) Children in Antiquity: Childhood in the Ancient Mediterranean (a co-edited volume of 47 papers in the Routledge In Antiquity series), due June 2016.

Dillon, M.P.J., Matthew, C. (ACU), Schmitz, M. (UNE) (eds) Roman Warfare and the Gods: The Republic, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, due May 2017.

Dillon, M.P.J., Matthew, C. (ACU), Schmitz, M. (UNE) (eds) Roman Warfare and the Gods: The Empire, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, due May 2018.

Book Chapters [10]

(ERA rankings for journals are given in square brackets; nearly all are top of the ERA ratings: [A*] or [A])

'"Chrysis the priestess having placed a lighted torch near the garlands then fell asleep  (Thucydides iv.133.3)." Women serving the gods in Classical Greece' in Budin, S. (ed.) Women in Antiquity: Real Women from Across the Ancient World, Routledge, Oxford, Oct. 2016: 683-702

"'A boy with both parents living': children as servants of the gods in ancient Greece" in Beaumont, L. (USyd), Harrington, N. (USyd), & Dillon, M.P.J. (eds) Children in Antiquity: Childhood in the Ancient Mediterranean (Routledge In Antiquity series), Routledge, Oxford & New York, June 2018

'Militarising deities: the bellicosity of the gods' in Dillon, M.P.J., Matthew, C. (ACU), Schmitz, M. (UNE) (eds) Greek Warfare and the Gods, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, due May 2016 (in preparation, due July 2016, 12,000 words).

'Evocatio. Persuading gods to exchange their city for Rome' in Dillon, M.P.J., Matthew, C. (ACU), Schmitz, M. (UNE) (eds) Roman Warfare and the Gods: The Republic, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, due May 2017 (in preparation, due July 2017, 12,000 words).

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. '"Festive crowds welcome the god with the piping of the flute, competing with the courageous strength of their limbs.' Pindar Nemean Ode 5.37-39' in Scanlon, T. & Futrell, A. (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Sport in the Ancient World, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015. In press.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Home and Hearth. The Classical Greek Experience of Domestic Religion' in Eidinow, E. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Religion in the Ancient World, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015:  41-55

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Educating Sappho's Daughters. Girls' and Women's Literacy in Classical Greece' in Parkin, T. & Evans-Grubbs, J. (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Ancient World, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013: 396-417.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. '"Xenophon sacrificed on account of an expedition" (Xenophon Anabasis 6.5.2): divination and the sphagia before ancient Greek battles' in P. Brulè & V. Mehl (eds), Le sacrifice antique. Vestiges, procédures et stratégies, Presses Universitaires Rennes, Rennes, pp. 235-51, 2008.

Dillon, M.P.J. 'Oionomanteia in Greek Divination' in Dillon, M.P.J. (ed.) Religion in the Ancient World: New Themes and Approaches, Amsterdam, pp. 99–121, 1996.

In progress book chapters [5]:

Dillon, M.P.J. ‘Evocatio. Persuading the gods of enemy cities to exchange their city for Rome’ in Dillon, M.P.J., Matthew, C. (ACU), Schmitz, M. (UNE) (eds) Roman Warfare and the Gods: The Republic, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, due May 2018. Accepted for publication.

Dillon, M.P.J. ‘The Religion of Greek and Roman Weddings’ (10,000 words) in K. Hersch (ed.) A Cultural History of Marriage, Vol. 1: Antiquity, Bloomsbury, due 1st July 2017 (6 vols). Submitted for peer review; accepted for public.

Dillon, M.P.J. ‘Hercules “Down Under”: Antipodean experiences of the hero’s machismo’ in E. Stafford (ed.) The Modern Hercules (8,000 words), Metaforms: Studies in the Reception of Classical Antiquity, vols i-iv (Brill, Leiden), due late 2018.

Refereed Articles (International Journals)

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. Hdt. 1.64.3: Ἀλκμεωνίδεω or Ἀλκμεωνιδέων. Did Alkmeonides lead the exiles from the Battle of Pallene (546 BC)?' in Hermes. Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie, 142: 129-42, 2014.

[A] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Solon as prophet and diviner: was the Athenian archon and mediator of 594 BC inspired by mania?' in Che, J. & Pappas, N.C.J. (eds) The Traditional Mediterranean: Essays from the Ancient to the Early Modern Era, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens:63-76, 2011.

[B] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Kassandra: mantic, maenadic or manic? Gender and the nature of prophetic experience in ancient Greece.' Annual Conference Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Australian Association for the Study of Religions, 1-21, 2009, from the Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religions and the US Society of Biblical Literature, Auckland, New Zealand July 2008, 1-21.
Double blind peer reviewed.

[A] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Were Spartan women who died in childbirth honoured with grave inscriptions? Whether to read ἱερῶν or λεχοῦς at Plutarch Lykourgos 27.3' Hermes: Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie, 135, pp. 149-6, 2007.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Was Kleisthenes or Pleisthenes Archon at Athens in 525 BC?' Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 155, pp. 91-107, 2006.

[B] Dillon, M.P.J. 'The construction of women's gender identity through religious activity in classical Greece' Australian Religion Studies Review 19, pp. 226-245, 2006.

[A] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Woe for Adonis – but in spring, not summer' Hermes: Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie, 131, 1-16, 2003.

[B] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Pass the drums and the wine, let down your hair and dance: ancient Greek women and the gods' Women - church. An Australian Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 33, 19-24, 2003

[A] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Did Parthenoi attend the Olympic Games? Girls and women competing, spectating, and carrying out cult roles at Greek religious festivals' Hermes: Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie, 128, 457–480, 2000.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Post-nuptial sacrifices on Kos (Segre, ED 178) and ancient Greek marriage rites' Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 124, 63–80, 1999.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. 'The ecology of the Greek sanctuary' Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 118, 113-127, 1997.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. 'A Homeric pun from Abu-Simbel, Egypt (Meiggs & Lewis 7a)' Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 118, 128-130, 1997.

[A] Dillon, M.P.J. 'The importance of the water supply at Athens: the role of the epimeletes ton krenon' Hermes: Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie, 123, 192–204, 1996.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. 'The Lakedaimonian dedication to Olympian Zeus: the date of Meiggs & Lewis 22 (SEG 11, 1203A)' Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 107, 60–68, 1995.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Phrynon of Rhamnous and the Macedonian pirates: the political significance of the sacred truces' Historia (Germany) 44, 250–254, 1995.

[A] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Payments to the disabled at Athens: social justice or fear of aristocratic patronage?' Ancient Society (Belgium; not the Australian [C] journal) 26, 27–57, 1995.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J.  'The didactic nature of the Epidaurian iamata' Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 98, 239-260, 1994.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. 'Restoring a manuscript reading at Pausanias 9.3.7' Classical Quarterly, 43, 327-329, 1993.

[A*] Dillon, M.P.J. '"The House of the Thebans" (FD iii.1 357-58) and accommodation for Greek pilgrims' Zeitschrift ffür Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 83, 64-88, 1990.

Refereed Encyclopedia Articles

Sommerstein, A. (ed.) Blackwell-Wiley Encyclopedia of Greek Comedy, Oxford, 2018 (in press)
[32 entries: 17,900 words] Acropolis (500 words); Aexone (Attica) (300 words);

Agon Mystikos (300 words); Alexandreia (Rhodes) (300 words);

Apollo   (800 words); Ariarathes V of Cappadocia (300 words);

Artemis (500 words); Artemisia (Ephesus) (300 words);

Asclepius (500 words); atimia (300 words); birth of gods (500 words); C. Iulius Demosthenes (300 words);

Cronus, age of (500 words);

Demostheneia (Oenoanda) (300 words); Eleusis (300 words);

Frogs (Aristophanes) (1000 words); Hera(300 words);

Heracles (800 words); Herodotus(800 words);

impiety (asebeia) (500 words);

Mysteries, Eleusinian (800 words);

mystery-cults, other (1200 words);

myth-and-ritual criticism (800 words);

Oenoanda (300 words); Orphic texts(800 words);

Pluto (300 words); priests and priestesses (800 words);

ritualism (800 words); structuralism (800 words);

Wealth (Aristophanes) (1000 words);

religion, women's roles in (800 words);

Suetonius (300 words).

2016

Dillon, MPJ

Adonis

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, pp.14-14

http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/21372

entry in reference work (N)

2016

Dillon, MPJ

Hermes

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, pp.415-415

http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/21375

entry in reference work (N)

2016

Dillon, MPJ

Necromancy

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, pp.643-643

http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/21373

entry in reference work (N)

2016
Dillon, MPJ

Pilgrimage: pilgrimage, ancient: Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Jewish

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, pp.724-727

http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/21232
entry in reference work (N)

2016

Dillon, MPJ

Sortes

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, pp.900-900

http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/21374

entry in reference work (N)

2013
Dillon, MPJ

Agrionia
The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, pp.224-224

http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/14222
book chapter (B1)

2013
Dillon, MPJ

Haloa
The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, pp.3050-3050

http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/14225
book chapter (B1)

2013
Dillon, MPJ

Hera
The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, pp.3135-3136http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/14223
book chapter (B1)

2013
Dillon, MPJPlynteria
The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, p
p.5368-5368http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/14224
book chapter (B1)

2011

Dillon, MPJ

Pilgrimages to pan-Hellenic sanctuaries

Andrea, A.J. (ed.) ABC-Clio World History Encyclopedia, Santa Barbara

entry in reference work (N)

Baron, C. (ed.) The Herodotus Encyclopedia, three vols, Wiley (due: 30thJune, 2018)

[17 entries; 7,950 words; many written]

Agariste daughter of Cleisthenes (250 words);

Agariste daughter of Hippocrates (250 words);

Deiphonus (250);

disability (500 words);

divination (500 words);

family (1000 words);

Hegesistratus of Elis (250);

Hellanodikai (250);

marriage (750 words);

Musaeus (250);

priests and priestesses (1000 words);

women in ancient Greece (1000 words);

Olympia (1000 words);

pederasty (500);

Promeneia (100 words);

Teisamenus son of Antiochus (250);

Timarete (100 words).

In press. Kindt, J. (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion, Oxford (in press; peer-reviewed)

Gods (Greek and Roman) (8250 words)

Non-refereed Articles

2017. Dillon, M.P.J. ‘Asklepios as faith-healer’ Ancient History 12: 13-16.

Dillon, M.P.J. & Garland, L. 'Culture, ceremonial and condescension: Constantinople through the eyes of the early crusaders' Varangian Voice, 27, 15-17, 1993; 50%

2017. ‘Las mujeres griegas y la religion [‘The Religion of Women in Ancient Greece’] in García, G. (ed.) Las Mujeres en la antigua Grecia (Período clásico). Desperta Ferro-Arqueología e Historia, 41-47.

Invited book review articles

Cartledge, P. Spartan Reflections (London 2001) in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), 30, 177-186, 2000.

Dillon, M.P.J. Invited Review Article: Rich, J. & G. Shipley (eds), War and Society in the Greek World (Routledge, 1995 pbk ed.) in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), 26, 153-64, 1996.

Dillon, M.P.J. Invited Review Article: Callendar, G. The Eye of Horus (Macmillan 1993) in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University) 23, 42-51, 1993.

Invited book reviews

Boedeker, D. & Raaflaub, K. (eds) Democracy, Empire, and the Arts in Fifth-century Athens, (Cambridge MA 1999) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 6.5, 668-69, 2001.

Bravo, B. Pannychis e simposio. Feste private notturne di donne e uomini nei testi letterari e nul culto (Pisa 1997) in Classical Review (Oxford University), 50, 318–19, 2000.

Budelmann, F. The Language of Sophocles. Communality, Communication and involvement (Cambridge 2000) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 8.1,152-53, 2002.

Budin, S.L. The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity (Cambridge 2008) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 17:3, 2012.

Crane, G. Thucydides and the Ancient Simplicity: the Limits of Political Realism (Berkeley 1998) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 6.1, 98-99, 2001.

Fain, G.L. Ancient Greek Epigrams. Major Poets in Verse Translation (Berkeley 2010) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 17:3, 2012, forthcoming.

Faraone, C.A. Ancient Greek Love Magic (Harvard 1999) in Scholia. Studies in Classical Antiquity (University of Natal), 12, review no. 4 (electronic review section), 2002.

Garland, R. Religion and the Greeks (London 1994) in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), 25.1, 90-93, 1995.

Garland, R. The Eye of the Beholder: Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World (London 1995) in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), Ancient History: Resources for Teachers 25.2, 162-66, 1995.

Gerber, D.E. Greek Iambic Poetry (Cambridge MA 1999) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 6.6, 835-36, 2001.

Glazebrook, A. & Henry, M. (eds) Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE-200 CE (Wisconsin Press, 2011) in Bryn Mawr Classical Review, forthcoming.

Goff, B. Citizen Bacchae: Women's Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece (Berkeley, 2004) in Hermathena: A Trinity College Dublin Review. 179, 204-07, 2005.

Goff, B. & M. Simpson. Thinking the Oympics. The Classical Tradition and the Modern Games (Bristol 2011). Forthcoming Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Golden, M. Sport and Society in Ancient Greece (Cambridge 1998) in Culture, Sport, Society (Essex) 2.2, 115–16, 1999.

Green, P. Argonautika (Berkeley 1997) in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), Ancient History: Resources for Teachers, 28.2, 166–69, 1998.

Green, P. The Greco-Persian Wars (Berkeley 1996) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 5.2, 282–3, 2000.

Green, P. The Poems of Catullus. A Bilingual Edition (Berkeley 2005) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), forthcoming.

Hartigan, K.V. Performance and Cure. Drama and Healing in Ancient Greece and Contemporary America (London 2009) in Hermathena. A Trinity College Dublin Review, forthcoming.

Henderson, J. Aristophanes. Clouds, Wasps, Peace (Harvard 1998) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 50.1, 151-52, 2000.

Holzberg, N. The Ancient Fable: An Introduction (Darmstadt 2002) in Australian Folklore 18, 266-68, 2003.

Johnston, S.I. Restless Dead. Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece (Berkeley 1999) in Classical Review (Oxford University), 50.2, 512–4, 2000.

Kebric, R.B. Greek People (California 1997: second edition) in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), 29.1, 83–87, 1999.

Kelley, D. Faces of History from Herodotus to Herder (Yale 1998) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 9.3, 388-90, 2004.

Kennedy, R.F. Immigrant Women in Athens. Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City. Routledge Studies in Ancient History 6 (New York & London 2014) in Classical Review (Oxford University), forthcoming.

Lohr, G. Verherrlichung Gottes durch Philosophie. Der Hermetische Traktat II im Rahmen der antiken Philosophie- und Religionsgeschichte (Berlin 1997) in Classical Review (Oxford University), 49.2, 39–40, 1999.

Mikalson, J.D. Ancient Greek Religion (Malden, MA and Oxford, Blackwell Publishing 2005). in Classical Review (Oxford) 55, 502-03, 2005.

Mikalson, J.D. Religion in Hellenistic Athens (Berkeley 1998) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge MA), 6.1, 97–98, 2001.

Morgan, J. The Classical Greek House (Exeter Press 2010) Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), forthcoming.

Munn, M. The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyanny of Asia. A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (Berkeley 2006) in Classical Review, forthcoming.

Nagy, G., The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours (Cambridge, MA 2013), in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), forthcoming 2014.

Naiden, F.S. Ancient Supplication (Oxford University Press New York 2006) in Classical Review, forthcoming.

Neils, J. (ed.) Goddess and Polis. The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens (Hanover NH 1992) in Classical Review (Oxford University) 44, 91–92, 1994.

Nielsen, T.H. (ed.) Even More Studies in the Ancient Greek Polis. Papers from the Copenhagen Polis Centre, volume 6, Historia Einzelschriften; Heft 162, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 14.03.2004 (electronic review section).

Ober, J. Athenian Legacies. Essays on the Politics of Going on Together (Princeton University Press 2005) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), forthcoming.

Parker, R. Athenian Religion. A History (Oxford 1996) in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), 29.1, 87–90, 1999.

Pirenne-Delforge, V. & Suarez de la Torre, E. (eds), HÈros et hÈroÔnes dans les mythes et les cultes grecs, Actes du Colloque organisÈ ‡ l'UniversitÈ de Vallodolid du 26 au 29 mai 1999, Kernos SupplÈment 10, LiËge, Centre International d'…tude de la Religion Grecque Antique, LiËge, 2000, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (US), 07.12.2002 (electronic review section).

Pomeroy, S.B.; Burstein, S.M.; Donlan, W.; Roberts, J.T., Ancient Greece. A Political Social, and Cultural History (Oxford University Press (New York) 1999), in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), 29.2, 187–91, 1999.

Rubel, A. Stadt in Angst. Religion und Politik in Athen w‰hrend des Peloponnesischen Krieges (Darmstadt 2000) in Classical Review (Oxford University), 52.1, 90-92, 2002.

Rutherford, I. & J. Elsner, J. (eds) Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity. Seeing the Gods (Oxford University Press 2005) in Journal of Hellenic Studies, 127, 194-95, 2007.

Sammartano, R. Origines Gentium Siciliae. Ellanico, Antioco, Tucidide (Rome 1998) in Classical Review (Oxford University), 50.2, 657, 2000.

Sinnott-Armstrong, W. Pyrrhonian Skepticism (Oxford NY 2004), in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), forthcoming.

Sissa, G. & Detienne, M. The Daily Life of the Greek Gods (Stanford 2000) in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Cambridge, MA), 8.2, 231-32, 2003.

Zaidman, L.B. Le commerce des dieux. Eusebeia, essai sur le piÈtÈ en grËce ancienne (Paris 2001) in Classical Review (Oxford University), 52.1, 92-93, 2002.

Zaidman, L.B., Pantel, S.P., Religion in the Ancient Greek City (Cambridge University Press 1992) in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers (Macquarie University), 24.2, 163–67, 1994.

Zhmud, L. Wissenschaft, Philosophie und Religion im fr¸hen Pythagoreismus (Berlin 1997) in Classical Review (Oxford University), 49.1, 102-04, 1999.

Zunino, M.L. Hiera Messeniaka. La storia religiosa della Messenia dall'et‡ micenea all'et‡ ellenistica (Udine 1997) in Classical Review (Oxford University), 50, 126–27, 2000.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

International Conference Papers and International Invited Lectures
(conference paper published as journal article* or book chapter**)

Aarhus Denmark 2017 (May): ‘Misbehaving Pilgrims at Ancient Greek Pilgrimage Sites’ The Emergence of Sacred Travel. Comparativism and the Study of Ancient Pilgrimage, Aarhus University, Denmark.*

University of Canterbury, Kent 2017 (April): ‘Torturing the Body. Ancient Greek Mutilation and Execution [with especial reference to the vase Athens NM 1129]’

Bates College (Lewiston US) 2016 (May): ‘Festival and Ritual as Engendered Time in Ancient Greece: Chronological and Diachronic Time in Gendered and Non-Gendered Sacred Rites’ Engendering Time in the Ancient Greco-Roman Mediterranean. An International Symposium

Sydney 2015 (September): "'A boy with both parents living': children as servants of the gods in ancient Greece" Children in Antiquity. Childhood in the Ancient Mediterranean. An International Conference

Bates College (Lewistown US) 2014 (April): "Handling the dough. Women's fertility rituals" Ritual and Competence in Greek women's religion. An International Symposium.

Leeds 2013 (June): Hercules: a Hero for All Ages Conference (invited plenary speaker): 'Hercules "Down Under". Antipodean Experiences of the Hero's Machismo'

Exeter 2012 (April): 'Polykleitos and the bon sauvage: Greek sculpture and terra australis incognita' 2012 UK Classical Association Conference (360 abstracts received, 187 accepted) (accepted for publication) (360 abstracts received, 187 accepted)

Bates College, Boston 2012 (January): 'Living the dream. Foretelling the past, present and future. Divination in Classical Greece.'**

Philadelphia 2012 (January): 'Lizards and eagles: iconographic corrections and new meanings in ancient Greek divination' Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions panel of the American Philological Association **

Manchester 2011 (August):'Educating Sappho's Daughters. The Pedagogy of a Girl's Childhood in classical Greece' Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World – An International Colloquium*

Granada 2011 (June): 'Prophesying the past in ancient Greece: knowledge of all things that were, and that were to be, and that had been before' Ninth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Universidad de Granada, Campus la Cartuja, Granada (Spain) **

Durham UK 2011 (April): '"Orpheus' head, dwelling in Lesbos, lived in a cleft in the rock and gave prophecies in the hollow earth": prophetic limitation in ancient Greek divinatory beliefs.' 2011 UK Classical Association Conference (481 abstracts received, 83 accepted) **

Athens 2010 (December): 'Solon as prophet and diviner: was the Athenian archon and mediator of 594 BC inspired by mania?' History: from Ancient to Modern. Eighth International Conference (Greek history panel). Atiner (Athens Institute for Education and Research), Athens [in association with Sam Houston University, USA]. *

Honolulu 2009: 'Why didn't anyone believe Kassandra?' Seventh International Conference on the Arts and Humanities (Honolulu, Hawaii) *

Auckland 2008: 'Kassandra: manic, mantic or maenadic?' Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference (US body) *

London 2006: 'Psellos, "Concerning omoplatoskopia and oionoskopia". Byzantine perceptions of ancient Greek divination' (translation: Concerning divination from shoulder blades and bird divination) 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies (London Institute, London)

Lampeter, Wales 2006: '"Xenophon sacrificed on account of an expedition" (Xenophon Anabasis 6.5.2): ancient Greek divination from sacrifice, with special reference to military contexts' Le sacrifice: nouvelles perspectives panel, Crescam: Celtic Conference in the Classics *

Honolulu 2005, 'The construction of women's gender identity through religious activity in classical Greece' Third International Conference on the Arts and Humanities *

Virginia, Charlottesville, 1998: 'Priestesses, prostitutes and other pious women of ancient Greece' (University of Virginia) **

Athens 1992: 'Pilgrims and pilgrimage in ancient Greece' (Australian Archaeological Institute, Athens, 1992) **

International & National Conference papers: Australia
(Plus various UNE School staff seminars)

Southern Cross University 2011, 'Predicting the past: divination as "priorknowledge" of the mythical past' Australian Association for the Study of Religion Conference 

Griffith University Brisbane 2010, 'Griffins, three headed humans, and the sphinx. Deconstructing the bestial world to define humanity and the human ethos in ancient Greece' Australian Association for the Study of Religion Conference

University of New England AU 2010: 'Psellos and Byzantine divination: classical links and new formulations' Australian Association for Byzantine Studies Conference

Newcastle AU 2009, 'Griffins, centaurs, sirens: constructing the "Other" and defining culture and civilisation in classical Greece' International Animals Conference

University of New England AU 2001, 'Women sorcerers of classical Greece: fact or fiction?' Magic in the Ancient World International Conference **

University of Quensland 1998, 'Pious and impious prostitutes of ancient Greece' Conference of the Australian Society for Classical Studies **

University of New England AU 1996, 'The religious role of women in the Greek polis' Narrating Antiquity: Epic and History in the Graeco-Roman World. An International Conference **

University of New England AU 1993, 'SIG3 1167 (LSAM 30): divination by the birds in ancient Greece' Religion in the Ancient World: An International Conference *

Australian National University 1992, 'The ecology of the Greek sanctuary: Worshippers and Environmentally Unfriendly Activities at Sacred Sites' XIXth Conference of the Australian Society for Classical Studies *

University of Western Australia 1991, 'Greek pilgrims at healing sanctuaries' XVIIIth Conference of the Australian Society for Classical Studies *

University of Queensland 1991, 'What was ancient Greek Pilgrimage?' (Department of Classics and Ancient History conference, Life in the Ancient World **

University of New England AU 1989, 'The House of the Thebans' International Seminar on Greek and Latin Epigraphy *

University of New England AU 1988, 'Official delegations to Greek festivals' Greek History Postgraduate Students Conference **

Dillon, M.P.J., Matthew, C. (ACU), Schmitz, M. (UNE) (eds) Greek Warfare and the Gods, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, in press 2018.

Memberships

Professional Activities

HSC (High School Certificate [Year 12], NSW, Board of Studies, NSW Department of Education) Ancient History Syllabus Committee 2002-03 (preparation of new HSC syllabus)

HSC (NSW, Board of Studies) Ancient History Examination Committee 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, [Study leave 2008], 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

HSC (NSW, Board of Studies) Chief Examiner, Ancient History Examination Committee 2007, [Study leave 2008], 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Treasurer, Australian Association for the Study of Religion, July 2008-2013

Australian National Curriculum Advisory Committee 2010-11 (History [Ancient History])

Chair Board of Studies UNE, Faculty of Arts, 2004-06

UNE Ancient History and Classical Languages Convenor (1993, 1996-97, 1999,  2002, 2004, 2006-2011, part 2013)

Various UNE Committees 1991-2011

Reviewer of book proposals and book chapters for Oxford University Press, Bristol Classical Press, Ashgate, Wisconsin University Press, and Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Brill

Reviewer of articles for Classical Quarterly; Greece & Rome; The Journal of Religious History; Hesperia; American Journal of Archaeology; The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms; Australian Society for Classical Studies

Editorial Advisory Boards 
Open Access [academic book publishing program]: History & Archaeology (Versita)

Journal of Social Sciences

Membership of Professional Affiliations (*associations with conferences; #papers delivered at these *associations)

American Classical League
American Ancient Historians
American Historical Association
*#American Philological Association
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (Sydney)
*#Australasian Society of Classical Studies
*#Australian Society for the Study of Religion (Treasurer)
*#British Classical Association (UK)
British Epigraphy Society (UK)
*Classical Association of the South and Mid-West (US)
*International Association for the History of Religions / Association Internationale pour l'Histoire des Religions (via AASR membership)
*International Epigraphy Association
*#Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions (US)
Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies (UK)

Further Information

Service

I have a record of committed, long-term, and wide-ranging service to UNE, at the levels of the university, Faculty, School, and to the wider community, as indicated by my service list below. I have successfully engaged with service roles at UNE in a number of areas, but particularly in teaching and learning, in which I have made an important contribution to service at UNE since 2002, engaging with a diverse portfolio of committees and responsibilities relating to the Quality Assurance (QA) of UNE’s offerings. This specific teaching and learning orientation is a result of my record of teaching excellence, demonstrating my learning outreach and commitment to QA principles. I have pursued and achieved major strategic directions and demonstrated leadership, collegiality, and teamwork skills, including the ability to work successfully with individuals and groups at discipline, School, Faculty, UNE, and community levels. Through my expertise and excellence as a teacher, I have made my most important service contribution both to UNE, and to the student and teacher community across NSW.

  • University of New England:

  • Member, University Academic Programmes Committee (2013), School of Humanities’ representative
  • Coordinator, Master of Arts (Coursework) Review Panel (2015 – March 2016)
  • UNE Occupational Health and Safety Committee (1992–1999)
  • UNE School Liaisons Officer (1992-1996) (attending careers days in NSW and southern QLD) Faculty of Arts and Sciences (from 2007); Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:
  • Course Convenor, Master of Arts (coursework) (2015 – March 2016)
  • Chair, Board of Examiners, FAHSS (2003–2007)
  • Chair, Board of Studies, FAHSS (2004–2006)
  • Chair, Student Affairs Committee, FAHSS (2004–2007)
  • Member of the FAHSS Executive Committee (2004–2007)
  • Acting Associate-Dean, Teaching and Learning, semester 1, 2004
  • Co-ordinator of Faculty of Arts Summer Session, 2004–2005
  • University Medals and Prizes Committee Chair, 2004
  • Student evaluations developer, UNE Teaching and Learning Centre, seconded to TLC (25%), second semester 2003
  • Member, Board of UNE Social Studies (2002)
  • Member, Board of Asian Studies, FAHSS (1992–1997) School of Humanities (from 2007); School of Classics, History & Religion (1996–2007) Teaching & Learning:
  • Member, School Teaching & Learning Committee (2009–2011, 2013)
  • Chair, School of Humanities’ Teaching & Learning Committee (2010–2011, 2013)
  • School of Humanities representative, Faculty Teaching & Learning Committee (2010–2011, 2013)

Research:

  • Member, School of Humanities’ Research Committee (20052006, 20092010, 2013)
  • Chair, School of Humanities’ Research Committee (20052006)
  • School of Humanities representative on the Faculty Research Committee (20042008)  Discipline service:
  • Discipline Convenor of Classics & Ancient History (1996, 19992003, 20062011, 2013)

Instigator and coordinator of:

  • Caswell & Mulligan International Ancient History Travel Bursary organiser (20092017)
  • UNE Ancient History Fund (2010-2017)
  • Professor Emeritus TR Bryce Prize for Bronze Age Greece and Near Eastern History (200917: $6,000 capital; $150 awarded annually)

Community service:

  • School of CHR HSC History Extension Study Days, organiser and lecturer, 2002–2007
  • School HSC Study Days in ancient history, lecturer, 1988–1997

Professional Activity:

  • Treasurer for the Australasian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) 20082013
  • Member, AASR Executive, 2008–2013

Board of Studies, Department of Education, NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) Committee Membership:

  • Member, Years 11-12 Ancient History HSC (NSW Department of Education) Syllabus Committee (20022003), for the development of the new Ancient History HSC Syllabus (2006 onwards)
  • Member, Ancient History HSC (NSW Department of Education) Year 12 Examination Committee, 2002–2007, 2009–2013
  • Chair, Ancient History HSC (NSW Department of Education) Year 12 Examination Committee, 2007, 2009–2013, responsible for
  • HSC Examination Papers
  • Marking Guidelines
  • Sample Answers
  • Chief Examiner, Ancient History HSC (NSW Department of Education) Year 12 Examination Committee, 2007, 2009–2013
  • Board of Studies representative for Ancient History HSC (NSW Department of Education) Community Consultative Committee, 2007, 2009–2013.