David Rafferty

David Rafferty

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


David Rafferty is a researcher in the political history of the Roman Republic. Since 2022 he has been an ARC DECRA Fellow in Classics, working on the project “How Republics Die: Rome's democratic breakdown in the first century BCE”.

David received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2016. He subsequently held a teaching position at Massey University in New Zealand (2017-19). He has published a monograph and several journal articles on ancient Roman and Greek history, and is active in the Australasian Roman History community.

I was awarded a DECRA by the ARC, which runs from 2022-2025. The project is entitled ".How Republics Die: Rome's democratic breakdown in the first century BCE"

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Race for power: Succession Crises in the Roman Empire Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Timothy Edward Hart
    2022 Co-Supervisor Legitimacy and Authoritarianism in the Late Roman Republic Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nicholas Keefe George

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