RICHARD JOHN ALEXANDER TALBERT (born April 26, 1947) is a
British-American contemporary ancient historian and classicist on the
faculty of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , where he
is William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of Ancient History and Classics.
Talbert is a leading scholar of ancient geography and the idea of
space in the ancient
* 1 Education
* 2 Career
* 3 Selected publications
* 3.1 Monographs
* 3.2 Edited volumes
* 3.3 Maps
* 3.4 Internet resources
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Talbert received his education at The King\'s School, Canterbury and
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge , where he gained Double First Class
Classics (1968), followed by a PhD (1972).
Connected to his spatial research is a major project on the Tabula
Peutingeriana (Peutinger table), a copy of an ancient Roman map
preserved in a
Medieval version once owned by
Konrad Peutinger . He
is the head of the advisory board of the Ancient World Mapping Center,
an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. Talbert is also a senior editor of the
Pleiades Project, a joint digital humanities venture focused on
ancient world geography coordinated by The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and
New York University
New York University . Cambridge granted
him a Litt. D. in 2003. He is also a Corresponding Member of the
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut . Talbert has been on the
faculties of the Queen\'s University ,
Belfast and McMaster University
in Ontario, Canada. He was Herodotus Fellow at the Institute for
Advanced Study ,
Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey , (1978–79). His study The
Senate of Imperial Rome (
Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press , 1984) won the
American Philological Association 's Goodwin Award of Merit in 1985.
For 2000–01 Talbert was awarded a
Guggenheim Fellowship , an
American Council of Learned Societies Senior Fellowship, and the
inaugural Robert F. and Margaret S. Goheen Fellowship at the National
Humanities Center in
North Carolina . Talbert has served on the
Council of the Classical Association of Canada , and was President of
Association of Ancient Historians (1999–2002). He was awarded
American Philological Association 's Medal for Distinguished
Service in 1999. He was Resident professor at the American Academy in
Rome (1991), and currently chairs the Advisory Council to its School
of Classical Studies. He taught at the
University of Alabama
University of Alabama in
Huntsville as Eminent Scholar in the Humanities (spring 1993), and has
been Visiting Professor of
Princeton University (spring
1997). In 2011/12 he was the
Archaeological Institute of America 's
Martha Sharp Joukowsky Lecturer, and Directeur d'études invité at
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes , Paris. For Fall 2012 Talbert
was named the first Suzanne Deal Booth Scholar-in-Residence at the
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy. Talbert
has directed a
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on the
early Roman empire (Chapel Hill, 1991), and co-directed (with Michael
Maas of Rice University) three National Endowment for the Humanities
Seminars at the
American Academy in Rome
American Academy in Rome (2000, 2006, and 2012. ). In
2017 Talbert and Maas directed an NEH summer program focused on
"Migration and Empire: The Roman Experience From Marcus Aurelius to
Significant among his scholarly work is the compilation of the
Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World
Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World , which won the 2000
Association of American Publishers Award for Best
Professional/Scholarly Multi-volume Reference Work in the Humanities.
He has also completed path breaking research on the Tabula
Peutingeriana , a
Medieval manuscript containing a copy of a likely
ancient Roman map. Talbert's work, including both print and digital
components, analyzes the map in an effort to situate it in terms of
Roman world view.
Talbert has trained many ancient historians during his tenure at the
University of North Carolina.
* 1971. Studies on Timoleon and the revival of Greek Sicily from 344
to 317 B.C. (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Cambridge. Faculty of
* 1974. Timoleon and the Revival of Greek Sicily (Cambridge).
* 1984. The Senate of Imperial Rome (
Princeton University Press).
ISBN 9780691102382 . Reviews:
American Journal of Philology 108.3
* 1985. Atlas of Classical History (Routledge). ISBN 9780029331101 .
Japanese-language edition 1996. Girishia rōma rekishi chizu
ギリシア。ローマ歴史地図 / Richiādo·J·A·Tarubāto hen
; Nonaka Natsumi, Oda Kenji
yaku./リチァード·J·A·タルバート編 ; 野中夏実,
* 2010. Rome's World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered (Cambridge).
ISBN 9780521764803 ; online content. Reviews: BMCR 2012.04.14; TLS;
Journal of Roman Archaeology 24.831; Elijah Meeks (2011).
* . Lee L. Brice and Daniëlle Slootjes. Edd. 2014. Aspects of
Ancient Institutions and Geography: Studies in Honor of Richard J.A.
Talbert. Leiden: E. J. Brill. ISBN 9789004283718 . Reviews: Ancient
History Bulletin 2015
* 2017. Roman portable sundials: the empire in your hand. (Oxford).
Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World
Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (Princeton,
2000). ISBN 9780691031699 . Reviews: Journal of Roman Archaeology
14.454; Athena Review 2.4; JRS 94 (2004): 183–90; additional
reviews. 2013 app version.
* 2004. with
Kai Brodersen . Space in the Roman World, its
Perception and Presentation (LIT, Munster). ISBN 9783825874193 .
Reviews: BMCR 2005.09.41
* 2004. with M.T. Boatwright and D. Gargola. The Romans: From
Village to Empire (Oxford). ISBN 0195118758 . Review: BMCR 2006.04.29.
Czech edition (2012). Dějiny římské rise: od nejranějších
časů po Konstantina Velikého ISBN 978-80-247-3168-1 .
* 2005. trans. Plutarch on Sparta new ed. ISBN 9780140449433 .
* 2006. with M.T. Boatwright and D. Gargola. A Brief History of the
Romans (Oxford). ISBN 9780195187151 .
* 2008. with R.W. Unger Cartography in antiquity and the Middle
Ages: fresh perspectives, new methods (Brill). ISBN 9789004166639 .
Reviews: BMCR 2009.06.07.
* 2010. with
Kurt A. Raaflaub .Geography and Ethnography:
Perceptions of the World in Pre-Modern Societies (Wiley-Blackwell).
ISBN 9781405191463 . Reviews: Journal of Roman Archaeology 25.763.
* 2011. with David S. Potter . Classical Courts and Courtiers
American Journal of Philology vol. 132.1, special issue).
* 2012. with M.T. Boatwright, N. Lenski and D. Gargola The Romans:
From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the
End of the Western Empire 2nd expanded edition (Oxford). ISBN
* 2012. with Susan E. Alcock and John P. Bodel. Highways, Byways,
and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World. (Wiley-Blackwell). ISBN
* 2012. Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia,
Egypt, Greece, and Rome. (University of Chicago Press). ISBN
9780226789378 . Reviews: BMCR 2013.10.63; AJA 117.4 (2013)
* 2013. New introduction to re-print of William Smith . An atlas of
ancient geography, biblical and classical: maps of the ancient world.
London: I. B. Tauris. ISBN 9781848853522 .
* 2013. Boatwright, M. T., D. J. Gargola, N. Lenski, and R. TALBERT.
A Brief History of the Romans. Second Edition. Oxford University
Press. ISBN 9780199987559
* 2014. F. S. Naiden and R. TALBERT. American Journal of Philology
135.2 (Whole number 538)
Special Issue: Moses Finley in America: The
Making of an Ancient Historian.
* 2017. with Fred Naiden. Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of
Communication in the Ancient World. Oxford University Press. ISBN
* Forthcoming (2017). Travel in the Roman Mind (with Grant Parker).
Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-50470-6 .
* 2011. ed. Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World (7 maps).
* 2012. "Maps" for Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics.
* 2010. Digital material accompanying Rome's World: The Peutinger
Map Reconsidered. Cambridge University Press.
* ^ A B Richard J. A. Talbert (16 August 2010). Rome\'s World: The
Peutinger Map Reconsidered. Cambridge University Press. ISBN
* ^ A B "Rome\'s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered - Richard J.
A. Talbert Cambridge University Press". Cambridge.org. Retrieved
* ^ "Affiliates Ancient World Mapping Center". Awmc.unc.edu.
* ^ Richard J. A. Talbert (1984). The Senate of Imperial Rome.
Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-10238-2 .
* ^ "
Richard Talbert serves as inaugural Suzanne Deal Booth
Scholar-in-Residence at ICCS-Rome Ancient World Mapping Center".
Awmc.unc.edu. 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
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* ^ "National Endowment for the Humanities". Neh.gov. 2014-08-21.
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