Pat Southern

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Patricia Southern (born 1948) is an English historian of classical Rome.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1948 [1] near Altrincham, Cheshire,[2] Southern studied Ancient History and Archaeology with the Universities of London and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Career[edit]

Southern was the librarian of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne from 1983 to 1996[3] and later at the library of the Newcastle upon Tyne Literary and Philosophical Society.[4] She has published 13 books on Roman history and archaeology and contributed numerous articles on Roman history to the BBC History website and the academic Roman studies journal Britannia.[5]

She has also written a history of her home town of Altrincham.

Southern's first two books The Roman Cavalry and The Late Roman Army were co-authored and illustrated by Karen Dixon. Dixon also illustrated several other books in the publisher's catalogue.[6] Dixon's analysis of morale in the late Roman Army was well received [7] and influenced the development of the study of military psychology in history pioneered by John Keegan in The Face of Battle.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Dixon, Karen & Southern, Pat The Roman Cavalry 1992, Batsford, London ISBN 0-7134-6396-1
  • Southern, Pat. "Comparative Frontier Studies", in Scott, E. (ed) Theoretical Roman Archaeology: First Conference Proceedings, 1996, Aldershot, Avebury. pp.147–154.
  • Southern, Pat & Dixon, Karen The Late Roman Army 1996, Batsford, London ISBN 0-7134-7047-X
  • Southern, Pat Domitian: Tragic Tyrant 1997, Batsford ISBN 978-0-415-16525-9
  • Southern, Pat Mark Antony 1998, Tempus ISBN 0-7524-1406-2
  • Southern, Pat Cleopatra 1998, Tempus ISBN 0-7524-4336-4
  • Southern, Pat The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine 2001, Routledge ISBN 0-415-23944-3
  • Southern, Pat Augustus 2001, Routledge ISBN 0-415-25855-3
  • Southern, Pat Julius Caesar 2001, Tempus ISBN 0-7524-4394-1
  • Southern, Pat Pompey the Great: Caesar's Friend and Foe 2003, The History Press ISBN 0-7524-2521-8
  • Southern, Pat The Roman Army: A Social and Institutional History 2007, Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-532878-3
  • Southern, Pat Antony and Cleopatra 2009, The History Press ISBN 0-7524-4383-6
  • Southern, Pat Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire 753BC-AD476 2009, Amberly ISBN 1-84868-100-3
  • Southern, Pat Empress Zenobia: Palmyra's Rebel Queen 2009, Hambledon Continuum ISBN 978-1-84725-034-6
  • Southern, Pat The Story of Altrincham 2008, Amberly ISBN 978-1-84868-080-7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data
  2. ^ About the Author in Southern, Pat The Story of Altrincham 2008
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/romespivotalemperors_gallery_more.shtml#top
  4. ^ About the Author in Southern, Pat Domitian: Tragic Tyrant 1997
  5. ^ About the Author in Southern, Pat The Roman Army: A Social and Institutional History 2007
  6. ^ Underwood, Richard (1999) Anglo-Saxon Weapons and Warfare Stroud, England: Tempus, ISBN 0-7524-1412-7. Stephenson, Ian, (1999) Roman Infantry Equipment Stroud, England: Tempus, ISBN 0-7524-1410-0. Stephenson, Ian, and Dixon, Karen (2003) Roman Cavalry Equipment Stroud, England: Tempus, ISBN 0-7524-1421-6. Stephenson, Ian (2006) Roman-Byzantine Infantry Equipment Stroud, England: Tempus, ISBN 0-7524-2886-1.
  7. ^ see http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/1997/97.02.16.html

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