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Claude Eilers, D. Phil. (Oxford)

Associate Professor
Email: eilersc@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 x23380
Office: Togo Salmon Hall 707

Dr. Eilers’ first book, “Roman patrons of Greek cities” (Oxford University Press, 2002), deals with the history of the Roman institution of patronage of cities in the Greek East in the late Republic and early principate. His interests include the history and prosopography of the late Republic and early Empire, and Greek and Latin epigraphy. He is currently writing a monograph on the evolution of Jewish privileges in Roman Asia Minor

Selected Publications

Roman Patrons of Greek Cities (Oxford, 2002).

‘The Date of Augustus’ Edict on the Jews (Jos. AJ 16.162-5) and the Career of C. Marcius Censorinus’, Phoenix (forthcoming).

‘Josephus’ Caesarian Acta: A History of a Dossier’, Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers 2003 (forthcoming).

‘M. Silanus, Stratoniceia, and the Governors of Asia under Augustus’, Tyche 14 (1999), 77-86.

‘Silanus and Murena (I. Priene 121)’, Classical Quarterly 46 (1996), 175-82 co-author with N. P. Milner, “Q. Mucius Scaevola and Oenoanda: a new inscription”, Anatolian Studies 45 (1995), 73-89.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

D.Phil. Oxford University, 1993

M.A. McMaster University, 1989

B.A. University of Saskatchewan, 1987

Areas of Interest:

Research: Roman history of the late Republic and early Empire, especially social history, the administration of the provinces, and senatorial prosopography; Roman historiography; Greek epigraphy; the Jews under Roman rule; Hellenistic history

Teaching: Greek and Roman history; Greek and Latin language and literature.

 

Publications

Roman Patrons of Greek Cities. Oxford University Press, 2002.

“Athens under the lex Clodia” Phoenix 40.1-2 (2006), 122-132.

“A Decree of Delos concerning the Jews? (Jos. AJ 14.231-232)” Scripta Classica Israelica 24 (2005), 65-74.

“The Date of Augustus’ Edict on the Jews (Jos. AJ 16.162–165) and the Career of C. Marcius Censorinus,” Phoenix 48 (2004) 86-95.

“A Roman East: Pompey’s Settlement to the Death of Augustus”, in A. Erskine (ed.), The Blackwell’s Companion to the Hellenistic World (London, 2003), 90-112.

“Josephus’ Caesarian Acta: A History of a Dossier”, Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers 42 (2003), 189-213.

“The Proconsulship of P. Cornelius Scipio (cos. 16 BC),” Classical Quarterly51 (2001), 201-5.

“C. Poppaeus Sabinus and the Salvation of the Greeks,” Zeitschrift fürPapyrologie und Epigraphik 134 (2001), 284-6.

“M. Silanus, Stratoniceia, and the Governors of Asia under Augustus,” Tyche 14 (1999), 77-86.

“Some Domitii Ahenobarbi and their Greek clientela: five inscriptions,” XI Congresso Internazionale di Epigrafia Greca e Latina (Rome 18-24 September 1997), Atti, I (Roma 1999), 325-33.

“Silanus and Murena (I. Priene 121),” Classical Ouarterly 46 (1996), 175‑82.

“C. Sentius Saturninus, Piso Pontifex, and the Titulus Tiburtinus: A Reply,” Zeitchrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 110 (1996), 207-26

“A Patron of Myra in Ephesus,” Tyche 10 (1995), 9-13.

“L. Antonius, Artemis, and Ephesis (IEph. 614a),” Epigraphica Anatolica 25 (1995), 77-82.

co-author, “Q. Mucius Scaevola and Oenoanda: a new inscription,” Anatolian Studies 45 (1995), 73-89.

“Cn. Domitius and Samos: a new extortion trial (IGR 4,968),” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 89 (1991), 167-78.

In Progress

“Inscribed documents, un-inscribed documents, and the place of the city in the imperium Romanum” submitted to Selbstdarstellung und Kommunikation: die Veröffentlichung staatlicher Urkunden auf Stein und Bronze in der römischen Welt; mss. 16 pp.

Josephus and the Evolution of Jewish Privileges (monograph)

Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Roman World. (Proceedings of a conference organized in Sept. 2004.)

“Inscribing an Edict of Augustus: an Emendation to Jos. AJ 16. 165

“The Chronology of the Siege of Jerusalem by Antiochus VII Sidetes” (co-author)

“A Jewish Community on Delos?”

“Delos after the Pirates”

Presentations at Meetings

“Inscribed documents, un-inscribed documents, and the place of the city in the imperium Romanum” in a colloquium on Selbstdarstellung und Kommunikation: die Veröffentlichung staatlicher Urkunden auf Stein und Bronze in der römischen Welt at the Kommission fuer Alte Geschichte und Epigrafik, Munich, July 2, 2006.

“Religious Romanization within the Roman household: the case of the Jews” Classical Association of the Canadian West, “Household and Society in the Ancient World” Saskatoon, 10-11 February, 2006

“A decree of Delos about the Jews? (Josephus, AJ 14.231–232),” Classical Association of Canada Meeting Banff, May 14, 2005

“Athens under the Lex Clodia.” Classical Association of Canada Meeting, Fredericton, NB, May 2003; American Philological Association, San Francisco, 5 Jan. 2004

“Philo on the Servile Origins of Rome’s Jews”, Notre Dame University, 18 Feb. 2004; McMaster University, Department of Religious Studies, Sept. 27, 2005; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, March 26, 2005; University of Trier (Germany), Abteilung Alte Geschichte March 16, 2005.

“Josephus’ Caesarian Acta : History of a Dossier.” Josephus seminar at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta (22 Nov. 2003)

“Josephus and the Evolution of Jewish Privileges.” Institut für Geschichte, Technische Universität Dresden (June 2002);

Seminar for ancient history, École Pratique, Université Paris I (Sorbonne) (May 2002); Institut für Altertumskunde, Köln (Feb. 2002)

“Clientela and interstate relations in the Roman Republic.” Institut für Geschichte, Technische Universität Dresden (June 2002)

“Caesar and the Jews.” Yale University (Feb. 2001); Penn. State University (Feb. 2001); McMaster University (March 2001)

“Marius, Herennius, and the Inheritance of Patronage”, Classical Association of Canada Meeting, 24 May 2000, Winnipeg.

“Greeks and the Roman Patronage of the Conquered”, Sixth Annual University of New Brunswick Ancient History Colloquium, 20 March 1999, Frederickton, NB.

“Some Domitii Ahenobarbi and their Greek clientela: five inscriptions”, delivered to the Eleventh International Congress on Greek & Latin Epigraphy, 20 September 1997, Rome, Italy.