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

    6009 Perth


  • 30 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

Research expertise keywords

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

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Research Output

  • 30 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 15 Article
  • 7 Book/Film/Article review
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Book

Cassius Dio. Roman History: Books 57 and 58 (The Reign of Tiberius)

Mallan, C. T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Oxford Universtiy Press. (Clarendon Ancient History Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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

Mallan, C. T., 2020, 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, p. 245 262 p. (Tyche Supplementband ; vol. 12).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

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Herodian and the Crisis of Emperorship, 235-238 AD

Davenport, C. & Mallan, C. T., 4 Dec 2019, In : Mnemosyne. p. 1-22 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

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    The Social War

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    Third Century Workshop

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    27 Jun 2019

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

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    18 Mar 2019

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