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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.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - 2025 ARC DECRA Fellow University of Adelaide 2017 - 2019 Lecturer in Classical Studies Massey University 2015 - 2015 Tutor University of Adelaide 2011 - 2011 Tutor University of Melbourne
Language Competency French Can read Latin Can read
Date Institution name Country Title 2010 - 2016 University of Melbourne Australia PhD 1998 - 2001 University of Melbourne Australia BA (Hons)
Year Citation 2021 Rafferty, D. (2021). L’armée imaginaire: les soldats prolétaires dans les légions romaines au dernier siècle de la République. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 1. 2021 Rafferty, D. (2021). Rural voters in roman elections. Transactions of the American Philological Association, 151(1), 127-153.
2019 Rafferty, D. (2019). B. STRAUMANN, CRISIS AND CONSTITUTIONALISM: ROMAN POLITICAL THOUGHT FROM THE FALL OF THE REPUBLIC TO THE AGE OF REVOLUTION. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xii + 414. <scp>isbn</scp>9780199950928 (bound); 9780190879532 (paper). £64.00 (bound); £22.99 (paper). - C. MOATTI, RES PUBLICA: HISTOIRE ROMAINE DE LA CHOSE PUBLIQUE. Paris: Fayard, 2018. Pp. 467. <scp>isbn</scp>9782213706276. €25.00.. Journal of Roman Studies, 109, 348-350.
2019 Rafferty, D. (2019). Book review of Kit Morrell: Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire. Sehepunkte : Rezensionsjournal für Geschichtswissenschaften, 19(1). 2017 Rafferty, D. (2017). Cisalpine Gaul as a Consular Province in the Late Republic. HISTORIA-ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ALTE GESCHICHTE, 66(2), 147-172.
2017 Rafferty, D. (2017). People in power, societies in crisis - Greece - The Peloponnesian War (460 - 403 BC). Iris, 30, 61-71. 2016 Rafferty, D. (2016). Fred K. Drogula, Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire. Chapel Hill, N. C., University of North Carolina Press 2015. Historische Zeitschrift, 302(2), 459-462.
2015 Rafferty, D. (2015). The Fall of the Roman Republic. Iris, 28, 58-69. 2011 Rafferty, D. (2011). The Consul at Rome: the Civil Functions of the Consuls in the Roman Republic. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 1. 2011 Rafferty, D. (2011). Review of H. Flower, Roman Republics. Melbourne Historical Journal, 38(1), 175-177. 2011 Rafferty, D. (2011). Princeps Senatus. Melbourne Historical Journal, 39(2), 1-22.
Year Citation 2019 Rafferty, D. (2019). Provincial Allocations in Rome 123-52 BCE. Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH.
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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