Brian McGing

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Brian C. McGing is a papyrologist and ancient historian, who specialises in the Hellenistic period. He is Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin.[1] He is editor of the college's journal of the classical world, Hermathena.[2]

In 2004, McGing was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA).[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Polybius' Histories. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010.
  • The limits of ancient biography. Classical Press of Wales, 2006. (ed. with Judith Mossman)
  • "Population and proselytism. How many Jews were there in the ancient world?" in John R. Barlett (ed.), Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman cities. London, 2002. pp. 88–106.
  • "Revolt Egyptian style: Internal opposition to Ptolemaic rule", Archiv für Papyrusforschung und Verwandte Gebiete, 43 (1997), pp. 273–314.
  • Greek papyri from Dublin. Bonn, 1995.
  • "Appian's Mithridateios", Aufstieg und Niedergang der Römischen Welt II, 34.1, Bonn, 1993. pp. 496–522.
  • "Melitian monks at Labla", Tyche 5 (1990), pp. 67–94.
  • The foreign policy of Mithridates VI Eupator King of Pontus. Leiden, 1986.


  1. ^ Professor Brian McGing. Trinity College, Dublin. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ Hermathena - A Trinity College Dublin Review. Trinity College, Dublin. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Professor Brian Mc Ging". Trinity People Finder. Trinity College Dublin. Retrieved 18 October 2016.