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Alan Ross

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Alan Ross

Associate Professor


414 University Hall
230 N Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Historiography, especially late antique
  • Epideictic oratory
  • Late Antique political history
  • Literary theory, especially narratology and intertextuality


  • DPhil, Classics, University of Oxford
  • MSt (Master of Studies), Greek and Latin Languages and Literature, University of Oxford
  • BA, Classics, First Class Honours. University College London

Alan J. Ross joined OSU in 2022. He received his BA from University College London, and MSt and DPhil from the University of Oxford. Prior to OSU, he held research and teaching positions at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), University College Dublin (Ireland), University of Southampton (UK), Dartmouth College (USA), and Columbia University (USA).

His research lies at the intersection of literary and historical studies in Late Antiquity. His first book, Ammianus’ Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae (OUP, 2016), offered a narratological and intertextual study of the last great work of Latin historiography, and he has also published a number of articles on satire, hagiography, the novel, and epideictic oratory in the fourth century. His current book project focuses on Greek political rhetoric under the sons of Constantine. 


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