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Biography

Elizabeth Baynham is a lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle, having received her doctorate from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her primary research interests are in the areas of Greek history, Greek and Roman historiography and Greek and Roman art; in particular, the reign of Alexander the Great and his Successors. Her articles have appeared in Classical Quarterly (Oxford) and European and North American journals and in several edited collections of thematic studies.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle

Research

Research keywords

  • Cultural studies
  • Greek studies
  • Historical studies

Research expertise

My work is primarily focussed on Greek history from the 4th century B.C., in particular the reign of Alexander the Great and his Successors and the relevant ancient historiography.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
219900Other History And Archaeology50
210300Historical Studies35
229900Other Philosophy And Religious Studies15

Appointments

Referee for Classical Bulletin [ISSN: 0009-8337]
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc (United States)
01/01/2007
Referee for AHB [ISSN: 0835-3638]
Ancient History Bulletin (Canada)
01/01/2007
Referee for Antichthon [ISSN: 0066-4774]
Australian Society for Classical Studies (Australia)
01/01/2007
Referee for Acta Classica [ISSN:0065-1141]
Classical Association (South Africa)
01/01/2007

Awards

Recognition.

1995Supervisor of the Year
NUPSA (Australia)
Recognition of outstanding supervision of postgraduate students. I was nominated by Ms Debra Donnelly and Mrs Josephine Riley

Invitations

Research proposal for the Council for Humanities
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO, Netherlands (Invitation to assess research project)
2002
Numismatics Exhibition
Macquarie University, Australia (Invitation to contribute Essay to Catalogue for Numismatics Exhibition at Macquarie University)
2007
Alexander the Great: A new History
Blackwells, London, Australia (Invitation to contribute chapter to text)
2007
The Cambridge Companion to Roman Historians
Cambridge University press, Australia (Invitation to contribute chapter to text)
2007
John Marincola
Blackwell Publishers, United States (Invitation to contribute to a volume of the Blackwell series of Companions to the Ancient World)
2003
Classical review
Published for the Classical Association by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (Invitation to review monographs for The Classical Review)
2007
Journal of Hellenic Studies
Macmillan and Co, London, United Kingdom (Invitation to review monographs for The Journal of Hellenic Studies)
2007

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Discipline co-ordinator (2007); School equity officer (2003-2005); Honours convenor (2005); course co-ordinator for AHIS 1010, AHIS3140; AHIS3540; AHIS3530; AHIS3550

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Ancient Greek and Roman history; particularly Greek history of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.; Greek and Roman social history; Greek, Etruscan and Roman art and architecture

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2000Baynham EJ, 'A Baleful Birth in Babylon: The Significance of the Prodigy in the Liber de Morte--An Investigation of Genre', Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction, Oxford University Press, Oxford U.K. 242-262 (2000) [B1]
2001Baynham EJ, 'Alexander and the Amazons', Classical Quarterly, 51 115-126 (2001) [C1]
2003Baynham EJ, 'The Ancient Evidence For Alexander the Great', Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great, Brill, Leiden 3-29 (2003) [B2]
2003Baynham EJ, 'Antipater and Athens', The Macedonians in Athens 322-229 B.C., Oxbow Books, Oxford ppx x266: 23-29 (2003) [B1]
2007Baynham EJ, 'Quintus Curtius Rufus on the ''Good King': The Dioxippus Episode in Book 9.7.16-26', A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography Volume II, Blackwell Publishing, Malden 427-433 (2007) [B1]
2009Baynham EJ, 'Barbarians I: Quintus Curtius' and other Roman historians' reception of Alexander', The Cambridge Companion to Roman Historians, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 288-300 (2009) [B1]

Publications

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1998Baynham EJ, Alexander the Great : the unique history of Quintus Curtius, University of Michigan Press, 237 (1998) [A1]
1998Baynham EJ, Alexander the Great: The Unique History of Quintus Curtius, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1998) [A1]

Chapter (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Baynham EJ, 'Alexander's Argyraspids: Tough Old Fighters or Antigonid Myth?', After Alexander: The Time of the Diadochoi (323-281 B.C.), Oxbow Books, Oxford 110-120 (2013) [B1]
2012Baynham EJ, ''The abominable quibble': Alexander's massacre of Indian mercenaries at Massaga', Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, Berghahn Books, New York 27-37 (2012) [B1]
2012Baynham EJ, Tarrant HA, 'Fourth-century politics and the date of the Alcibiades I', Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator, Bristol Classical Press, London 215-222 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: HAROLD TARRANT

2010Baynham EJ, 'Appendix A: Arrian's sources and reliability', The Landmark Arrian. The Campaigns of Alexander, Pantheon Books, New York 325-332 (2010) [B1]
2009Baynham EJ, 'Introduction', Alexander & His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes: A Companion to Crossroads of History: The Age of Alexander; Alexander's Empire: Formulation to Decay, Regina Books, Claremont, California xi-xxii (2009) [B1]
2009Baynham EJ, 'Power, passion and patrons: Alexander, Charles Le Brun, and Oliver Stone', Alexander the Great: A New History, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken 294-310 (2009) [B1]
2009Baynham EJ, 'Barbarians I: Quintus Curtius' and other Roman historians' reception of Alexander', The Cambridge Companion to Roman Historians, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 288-300 (2009) [B1]
2007Baynham EJ, 'Quintus Curtius Rufus on the ''Good King': The Dioxippus Episode in Book 9.7.16-26', A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography Volume II, Blackwell Publishing, Malden 427-433 (2007) [B1]
2007Baynham EJ, 'Continuity and ambition: The posthumous Philip II gold staters from Colophon/Magnesia', Alexander and the Hellenistic Kingdoms: Coins, Image and the Creation of Identity : The Westmoreland Collection, The Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, Sydney, N.S.W. 23-28 (2007) [B2]
2003Baynham EJ, 'Antipater and Athens', The Macedonians in Athens 322-229 B.C., Oxbow Books, Oxford ppx x266: 23-29 (2003) [B1]
2003Baynham EJ, 'The Ancient Evidence For Alexander the Great', Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great, Brill, Leiden 3-29 (2003) [B2]
2000Baynham EJ, 'A Baleful Birth in Babylon: The Significance of the Prodigy in the Liber de Morte--An Investigation of Genre', , Oxford University Press, Oxford, 242-262 (2000) [B1]
2000Baynham EJ, 'A Baleful Birth in Babylon: The Significance of the Prodigy in the Liber de Morte--An Investigation of Genre', Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction, Oxford University Press, Oxford U.K. 242-262 (2000) [B1]
1998Baynham EJ, 'The Treatment of Olympias in the Liber de Morte Alexandri Magni - A Rhodian Retirement', Alexander der Grosse, Eine Welteroberung Und Ihr Hintergrund, ed. W. Will, Habelt, Bonn 103-115 (1998) [B1]
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Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2001Baynham EJ, 'Alexander and the Amazons', Classical Quarterly, 51 115-126 (2001) [C1]

Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Baynham EJ, 'Why the devil wears Prada: The politics of display in military kit in Classical Greece', Many Faces of War Conference 2009, Calgary, Canada (2009) [E3]
1998Baynham EJ, 'Why Didn't Alexander Marry a Nice Macedonian Girl Before Leaving Home? Observations on Factional Politics at Alexander's Court in 336-334 BC', Ancient History in a Modern University, Vol.I, Macquarie University, NSW 1993 (1998) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants18
Total funding$116,678

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2013 (1 grants)

2013 International Visitor - Wheatley$3,167
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham, Doctor Patrick Wheatley
SchemeRole
DVCR International Visitor SupportChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,16720132013
GNo:G1301136

2009 (3 grants)

ERF Teaching Relief - Agllias & Baynham$36,065
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Germov, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$36,06520092009
GNo:G0189832

The Historiography of Alexander the Great: the Metz Epitome$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020092009
GNo:G0189366

The many faces of war, Calgary Canada, 2-4 October 2009$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020092009
GNo:G0190579

2008 (1 grants)

The prototype of the Western University: Academy 360-260 B.C.$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Harold Tarrant, Associate Professor Eugenio Benitez, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082008
GNo:G0188402

2007 (1 grants)

The Prototype of the Western University: Academy 360-260 B.C.$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Harold Tarrant, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020072007
GNo:G0187177

2004 (1 grants)

'Tough old Buggers': An examination of age as a factor in ancient military forces$4,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,50020042004
GNo:G0183381

2001 (1 grants)

The Macedonians in Athens, 323-229 BC, Greece 24-26 May 2001$2,102
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,10220012001
GNo:G0180762

1999 (1 grants)

Alexander the Great - a Fortnight, Christchurch, NZ.$290
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$29019991999
GNo:G0180442

1998 (3 grants)

The Historiography of Alexander the Great: the Metz Epitome.$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham, Professor J Yardley
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019981998
GNo:G0177329

Professor A B Bosworth, Dept of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, 15/8/98 - 30/11/98.$2,948
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,94819981998
GNo:G0178303

Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Classical, Canada 29-31 May 1998$1,804
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,80419981998
GNo:G0179733

1997 (1 grants)

The Historiography of Alexander theGreat: The Metz Epitome.$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham, Professor J Yardley
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00019971997
GNo:G0176682

1996 (3 grants)

The Historiography of Alexander the Great: the Metz Epitome.$5,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham, Professor J Yardley
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,50019961996
GNo:G0175726

Vistor Grant - Professor J C Yardley 4/3/97 - 11/7/97$3,600
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,60019961996
GNo:G0177034

Internationales Kolloquin uber Alexander den Grossen, Bonn, Germany, 9-23 December 1996$278
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27819961996
GNo:G0176625

1993 (1 grants)

'The 1993 Triennial New Zealand Classics Conference' - Department of Classics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ - 19 - 21 May 1993$424
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$42419931993
GNo:G0174340

1992 (1 grants)

The Iconography Of Alexander The Great: Its Impact On The Literary Sources$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00019921992
GNo:G0174102
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142022PhD (Classics)Co-SupervisorThe Tyranny of the Dionysii and the External Influence of Power Over Syracuse in the 4th and 5th Centuries BC

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Classics)Co-SupervisorThe Decline of Delphi
2012PhD (Classics)Principal SupervisorPhilostratus Illustrated: The Reception of the Imagines in Renaissance Art and Culture
2003PhD (Classics)Sole SupervisorWomen in Justin: Investigation into the presentation of female characters in Justin's Epitome of Pompeius Trogus' Philippic Histories
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Dr Elizabeth Baynham

Work Phone(02) 4921 5232
Fax(02) 4921 6933
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaClassics
Office
MCLG19,
McMullin Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/elizabeth-baynham