Ronald J. Mellor

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Ronald J. Mellor (born September 30, 1940), PhD is a distinguished professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. His area of research has been ancient religion and Roman historiography, where he has published a number of books.

Mellor attended Regis High School in New York City.[1] He received his Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University in 1968. His previous teaching posts include Stanford University. He has been a Visiting Fellow/Scholar at University College, London, the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University, the American Academy in Rome, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.


  • Ronald Mellor, The Roman Historians ISBN 0415117747 Routledge 1999
  • Ronald Mellor, The Ancient Roman World ISBN 0195153804 Oxford University Press 2004
  • Ronald Mellor, Augustus and the Creation of the Roman Empire ISBN 0312404697 St Martin's Press 2005
  • Ronald Mellor, Tacitus' Annals ISBN 0195151933 Oxford University Press 2010


  1. ^ Mellor, Ronald; Podany, Amanda H., eds. (2005). The World in Ancient Times: Primary Sources and Reference Volume. Oxford University Press. p. 192. 

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