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  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 27 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr Chris Mallan is an ancient historian who works in the areas of Roman Imperial History, Historiography and the reception of the Greco-Roman historiographical tradition in Byzantium.

Dr Mallan joined the staff of the University of Western Australia as Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in 2018. Prior to this, he was the college Lecturer in Ancient History at St Benet's Hall (2015-2017) and Lecturer in Roman History at The Queen's College (2017) at the University of Oxford. Between 2015-2016 he also held the post of Titular Lecturer in Classics at Wadham College.

Dr Mallan undertook his DPhil at the University of Oxford (Wadham College). Before that he studied at the University of Queensland, where he received his BA (Hons. I) and MPhil. 

Previous positions

College Lecturer in Ancient History, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford (2015-2017)
College Lecturer in Roman History, The Queen's College, University of Oxford (2017)

Current projects

Dr Mallan is completing a historical and historiographical commentary on Books 57 and 58 of Cassius Dio's Roman History for OUP. This is the first full-length commentary on this part of Dio's history since the edition of Reimarus in 1750. 


Teaching overview

Dr Mallan teaches and co-ordinates all the Roman History units offered at UWA. These units include: CLAN2002 The Foundation of the Roman Empire (Roman History 44BC-AD69); CLAN3011 Sex, Gender, and the Body in the Greco-Roman World; CLAN3006 The Roman Revolution (Roman History 146BC-44BC); CLAN3009 Religion, Society and the Divine in the Roman World: From Augustus to Augustine. He is currently teaching the Honours level historiography unit, CLAN4105 Literature, Narrative, History. 


Roman Imperial History, Greco-Roman Historiography, Cassius Dio, Roman Political Thought, Byzantine Epitomes and Excerpta

Education/Academic qualification

Ancient History, DPhil , University of Oxford


  • Roman Imperial History
  • Greco-Roman Historiography
  • Cassius Dio
  • Tiberius (Roman Emperor)
  • Pseudepigrapha

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history Social Sciences
fifteenth century Social Sciences
Vienna Social Sciences
Cassius Dio Arts & Humanities
invasion Social Sciences
Roman History Arts & Humanities
interpretation Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 27 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 15 Article
  • 6 Book/Film/Article review
  • 4 Chapter

Herodian and the Crisis of Emperorship, AD 235-238

Davenport, C. & Mallan, C. T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Mnemosyne.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

In Praise of Gallienus? Reconsidering a Gallienic Date for the Eis Basilea of Pseudo-Aristides [Aristid. Or. 35].

Mallan, C. T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Empire in Crisis: Gothic Invasions and Roman Historiography. : Beiträge zur internationalen Tagung, Wien, 3.-6. Mai 2017.. Mitthof, F., Martin, G. & Grusková, J. (eds.). Verlag Holzhausen GmbH, (Tyche Supplementband ; vol. 10).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Plautianus' zebras: A Roman expedition to East Africa in the early third century

Mallan, C. T., May 2019, In : The Classical Quarterly. 69, 1, p. 461-465 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

East Africa
Third Century

Pseudo-Voconius and the Speech of Maecius Faltonius Nicomachus (HA Tac. 6)

Mallan, C. T., 2019, In : Rheinisches Museum für Philologie. 162, 2, p. 222-231

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fifteenth century

Activities 2017 2019

The Social War

Christopher Mallan (Speaker)
17 Aug 2019

Activity: Service and engagementPublic outreach/ public event

Antichthon: journal of ancient world studies (Journal)

Christopher Mallan (Reviewer)

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

Go Draw Your Gourds! Some Editors and Readers of Cassius Dio in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Christopher Mallan (Speaker)
18 Mar 2019

Activity: Service and engagementPublic outreach/ public event

Third Century Workshop

Christopher Mallan (Participant)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Conferences and workshopsParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Appian and Cassius Dio on the Late Republic

Christopher Mallan (Speaker)
18 Aug 2018

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar