Photo of Prof Thomas Harrison

Prof Thomas Harrison MA DPhil (Oxon)

Honorary Senior Research Fellow Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. The Emptiness of Asia. Aeschylus' Persians and the History of the Fifth Century (Book - 2000)
  2. Divinity and History. The Religion of Herodotus. (Book - 2000)
  3. Writing Ancient Persia (Book - 2011)
  4. Polybius and his World. Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank (Book - 2013)
  5. Herodotus on the character of Persian imperialism (7.5-11) (Chapter - 2015)

2015

Herodotus on the character of Persian imperialism (7.5-11) (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2015). Herodotus on the character of Persian imperialism (7.5-11). In A. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Assessing Biblical and Classical Sources for the Reconstruction of Persian Influence, History and Culture (pp. 9-48). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. Retrieved from https://www.harrassowitz-verlag.de/dzo/artikel/201/351_201.pdf?t=1441722158

Herodotus in the Nineteenth Century. Ethnography, Nationalism and Disciplinary Formation (Book)

Harrison, T., & Skinner, J. (Eds.) (2015). Herodotus in the Nineteenth Century. Ethnography, Nationalism and Disciplinary Formation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Interpreting Herodotus. Essays after C.W. Fornara (Book)

Harrison, T., & Irwin, E. (Eds.) (2015). Interpreting Herodotus. Essays after C.W. Fornara. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2013

Belief/practice (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2013). Belief/practice. In E. Eidinow, & J. Kindt (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook to Greek Religion (pp. 20). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Interpreting the Persian wars : a Persian version? (Journal article)

Harrison, T. (2013). Interpreting the Persian wars : a Persian version?. Teaching History, 36-37.

Polybius and his World. Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank (Book)

Gibson, B., & Harrison, T. (Eds.) (2013). Polybius and his World. Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Virgin Fields. The Comparative Ethnographies of Henry and George Rawlinson (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2013). Virgin Fields. The Comparative Ethnographies of Henry and George Rawlinson. In E. Almagor, & J. Skinner (Eds.), Ancient Ethnography: New Approaches. London: Bloomsbury.

2011

The long arm of the King (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2011). The long arm of the King. In R. Rollinger, & B. Truchsnegg (Eds.), Herodot Und Das Persische Weltreich (pp. 20). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Writing Ancient Persia (Book)

Harrison, T. (2011). Writing Ancient Persia. T. Harrison (Ed.), London: Bloomsbury.

2010

The Achaemenid History Workshop revisited (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2010). The Achaemenid History Workshop revisited. In J. Curtis, & S. -J. Simpson (Eds.), The World of Achaemenid Persia (pp. c. 20). London: IB Tauris.

2009

'The campaign for the Ancient History A level in Great Britain' (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2009). 'The campaign for the Ancient History A level in Great Britain'. In A. Chaniotis, A. Kuhn, & C. Kuhn (Eds.), Applied Classics. Comparisons, Constructs, Controversies (pp. 168-182). Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag.

Herodotus on the American empire (Journal article)

Harrison, T. (2009). Herodotus on the American empire. Classical World, 102, 383-394.

Oliver Stone, Alexander and the Unity of Mankind (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2009). Oliver Stone, Alexander and the Unity of Mankind. In F. Greenland, & R. L. Fox (Eds.), Responses to Alexander (pp. c. 20). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

The Great Empires of the Ancient World (Book)

Harrison, T. (Ed.) (2009). The Great Empires of the Ancient World. London: Thames and Hudson.

The Greeks (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2009). The Greeks. In A. Erskine (Ed.), Blackwell Companion to Ancient History (pp. 213-221). Oxford: Blackwell.

The empire of Alexander and his successors (Chapter)

Sommer, M., & Harrison, T. (2009). The empire of Alexander and his successors. In T. Harrison (Ed.), The great empires of the ancient world (pp. 148-173). London/New York: Thames and Hudson.

2008

ANCIENT AND MODERN IMPERIALISM (Journal article)

HARRISON, T. (2008). ANCIENT AND MODERN IMPERIALISM. Greece and Rome, 55(1), 1-22. doi:10.1017/s0017383507000289

DOI: 10.1017/s0017383507000289

'"Respectable in its ruins": Achaemenid Persia, Ancient and Modern', (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2008). '"Respectable in its ruins": Achaemenid Persia, Ancient and Modern',. In L. Hardick, & C. Stray (Eds.), Blackwell Companion to Classical Reception (pp. 50-61). Oxford: Blackwell.

2007

Religion and literature (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2007). Religion and literature. In D. Ogden (Ed.), Blackwell Companion to Greek Religion (pp. c. 10). Blackwell: Oxford.

Religion and the rationality of the Greek city (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2007). Religion and the rationality of the Greek city. In S. Goldhill, & R. Osborne (Eds.), Rethinking Revolutions in Ancient Greece (pp. c. 20). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

The place of geography in Herodotus' Histories (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2007). The place of geography in Herodotus' Histories. In C. Adams, & J. Roy (Eds.), Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece and the Near East (pp. c. 20). Oxford: Oxbow.

2006

478-432 (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2006). 478-432. In K. Kinzl (Ed.), Blackwell Companion to Classical Greece (pp. 509-525). Oxford: Blackwell.

Achaemenid Persia and the British Empire (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2006). Achaemenid Persia and the British Empire. In P. Brown, T. Harrison, & S. Instone (Eds.), Theo Doron. Essays in Honour of Theo Zinn (pp. c. 15). London: Gracewing.

Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome (Book)

Bispham, E., Harrison, T., & Sparkes, B. A. (Eds.) (2006). Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Theo Doron. Papers Presented to Theo Zinn. (Book)

Brown, P., Harrison, T., & Instone, S. (Eds.) (2006). Theo Doron. Papers Presented to Theo Zinn.. London: Gracewing.

2005

Mastering the landscape (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2005). Mastering the landscape. In E. Dabrowa (Ed.), Titulus. Essays in memory of Stanislaw Kalita (pp. ???). Cracow: Jagiellonian University Press.

Through British eyes: Athenian imperialism and modern historiography (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2005). Through British eyes: Athenian imperialism and modern historiography. In B. Goff (Ed.), Classics and Colonialism (pp. ???). London: Duckworth.

2004

Truth and lies in Herodotus' Histories (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2004). Truth and lies in Herodotus' Histories. In V. Karageorghis, & I. Taifacos (Eds.), The World of Herodotus (pp. ???). Nicosia: Leventis Foundation.

2003

Prophecy in reverse? Herodotus and the origins of history (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2003). Prophecy in reverse? Herodotus and the origins of history. In P. Derow, & R. Parker (Eds.), Herodotus and his World (pp. 237-255). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The cause of things: envy and the emotions in early Greek historiography (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2003). The cause of things: envy and the emotions in early Greek historiography. In D. Konstan, & K. Rutter (Eds.), Envy, Spite, Jealousy: The Rivalrous Emotions in Ancient Greece (pp. ???). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Upside down and back to front: Herodotus and the Greek encounter with Egypt (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2003). Upside down and back to front: Herodotus and the Greek encounter with Egypt. In R. Matthews, & C. Roemer (Eds.), Ancient Perspectives on Egypt (pp. 145-155). London: UCL Press.

What makes a tyrant? (Journal article)

Harrison, T. (2003). What makes a tyrant?. Omnibus, 46, 31-32.

2002

Greeks and Barbarians (Book)

Harrison, T. (Ed.) (2002). Greeks and Barbarians. Edinburgh, New York: Edinburgh University Press, Routledge US.

The Persian invasions (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2002). The Persian invasions. In E. Bakker, I. De Jong, & H. van Wees (Eds.), Brill's Companion to Herodotus (pp. 551-578). Leiden: Brill.

2000

Divinity and History. The Religion of Herodotus (Book)

Harrison, T. (2000). Divinity and History. The Religion of Herodotus. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Divinity and History. The Religion of Herodotus. (Book)

Harrison, T. (2000). Divinity and History. The Religion of Herodotus.. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sicily in the Athenian Imagination: Thucydides and the Persian Wars (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (2000). Sicily in the Athenian Imagination: Thucydides and the Persian Wars. In C. J. Smith, & J. Serrati (Eds.), Sicily from Aeneas to Cicero. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

The Emptiness of Asia. Aeschylus' Persians and the History of the Fifth Century (Book)

Harrison, T. (2000). The Emptiness of Asia. Aeschylus' Persians and the History of the Fifth Century. London: Duckworth.

1999

Templum mundi totius: Ammianus and a religious ideal of Rome (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (1999). Templum mundi totius: Ammianus and a religious ideal of Rome. In E. D. Hunt, & J. W. Drijvers (Eds.), The Late Roman World and its Historian: interpreting Ammianus Marcellinus (pp. 178-190). London: Routledge.

1998

Aeschylus, Atossa and Athens (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (1998). Aeschylus, Atossa and Athens. In E. Dabrowa (Ed.), Ancient Iran and the Mediterranean World (pp. 69-86). Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press.

Herodotus and The English Patient (Journal article)

Harrison, T. (1998). Herodotus and The English Patient. Classics Ireland, 5, 48-63.

Herodotus' conception of foreign languages (Journal article)

Harrison, T. (1998). Herodotus' conception of foreign languages. Histos, 2, 1-45. Retrieved from http://research.ncl.ac.uk/

1997

Herodotus and the English Patient (Journal article)

Harrison, T. (1997). Herodotus and the English Patient. Omnibus, 34, 1-3.

Herodotus and the ancient Greek idea of rape (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (1997). Herodotus and the ancient Greek idea of rape. In S. Deacy, & K. Pearce (Eds.), Rape in Antiquity (pp. 185-208). London: Classical Press of Wales.

Herodotus and the certainty of divine retribution (Chapter)

Harrison, T. (1997). Herodotus and the certainty of divine retribution. In A. B. Lloyd (Ed.), What is a God? Studies in the Nature of Greek Divinity (pp. 101-122). London: Classical Press of Wales.

1996

How Herodotus believed in oracles (Journal article)

Harrison, T. (1996). How Herodotus believed in oracles. Omnibus, 32, 1-3.