Tim Cornell

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Tim J. Cornell (born 1946) is a British historian specializing in ancient Rome. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester, having retired from his teaching position in 2011.[1]

Cornell received his Bachelor's Degree in Ancient History, with first class honours, from University College London (1968) and his PhD in History from the University of London (1972). He was a student of Arnaldo Momigliano and wrote a dissertation entitled "Cato's Origines and the non-Roman historical tradition of ancient Italy". He was a fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge (1973-75), Assistant Director of The British School at Rome (1975-77), lecturer and senior lecturer in Ancient History at University College London (1978-88, 1988-95).

Between 1995 and 2011 he was a Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester, apart from a brief period as Director of the Institute of Classical Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London (2004-2006). Following his retirement in 2011, Cornell was made Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester.

Selected works[edit]

  • 'Aeneas and the Twins: the development of the Roman foundation legend' in Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society n.s. 21 (1975), 1-32
  • 'Rome and Latium Vetus, 1974-79', Archaeological Reports 26 (1980), 71-89
  • (With J.F. Matthews) Atlas of the Roman World (Oxford: Phaidon; New York: Facts on File, 1982)
  • 'Rome and Latium Vetus, 1980-85', in Archaeological Reports 32 (1986), 123-33
  • 'Rome and Latium to 390 BC', in The Cambridge Ancient History, 2nd ed., vol. VII.2 (Cambridge: CUP 1989), ch. 6, pp. 243-308; 'The Recovery of Rome', ibid., ch. 7, pp. 309-350; 'The Conquest of Italy', ibid. ch. 8, pp. 351-419
  • Translator and Joint editor (with G.W. Bowersock): Studies on Modern Scholarship, by A. Momigliano (Berkeley, 1994).
  • The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars, c. 1000 - 264 BC (London: Routledge, 1995).
  • Editor (with Boris Rankov and Philip Sabin): The Second Punic War: A Reappraisal (London: Institute of Classical Studies, 1996)
  • General Editor: The Fragments of the Roman Historians, vols. I-III (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)


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