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

    6009 Perth


  • 22 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


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.

Chris 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.

Chris was educated at the University of Queensland, where he received his BA with first class honours (2008) and MPhil (2008-2010), and the University of Oxford, where he completed his DPhil (2012-2015).

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-lenght 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-AD54); CLAN3008 The Majesty of the Roman Empire (Roman History AD54-238); CLAN3006 The Roman Revolution (Roman History 146BC-44BC); CLAN3009 Religion, Society and the Divine in the Roman World: From Augustus to Augustine. 


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


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

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

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 22 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 3 Book/Film/Article review

Plautianus' Zebra: A Roman Expedition to East Africa in the Third Century

Mallan, C. T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : The Classical Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Mallan, C. T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Rheinisches Museum für Philologie.

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., 2018, (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

Activities 2017 2018

  • 1 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Appian and Cassius Dio on the Late Republic

Mallan, C. (Speaker)
18 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Plautianus' Zebra

Mallan, C. (Speaker)
20 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Histos (Journal)

Mallan, C. (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review


CLAN2002: The Foundation of the Roman Empire

Christopher Mallan

30/07/18 → …

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CLAN3006: The Roman Revolution

Christopher Mallan

25/02/19 → …

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CLAN3007: The Majesty of the Roman Empire

Christopher Mallan

26/02/18 → …

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CLAN3008: Roman Britain

Christopher Mallan

30/07/18 → …

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