Journal editing

  • I edited the Annual of the British School at Athens from 1992 to 1996, introducing many improvements in refereeing, editing, and indexing.

Articles and chapters (selected)


'Aineias Taktikos in his intellectual context', in M. Pretzler (ed.), Aeneas Tacticus: War, Politics and Literature in Classical Greece (Leiden: Brill) (paper from the Aeneas Tacticus conference)


'2046. [Skylax]', in H.-J. Gehrke (ed.), Fragmente der griechischen Historiker V. 2 (Leiden: Brill), with translation of Pseudo-Skylax by J. Nikolaus



2013. 'Small things remembered': the under-theorized domestic material culture of hellenistic Greece. In N. Fenn and C. Römer-Strehl (eds), Networks in the Hellenistic World (Oxford: Archaeopress), 3–13.


2013. Afterword: hellenistic oratory in context. In C. Kremmydas and K. Tempest (eds), Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 361–8.


2012. Pseudo-Skylax and the natural philosophers. Journal of Hellenic Studies, 132: 121–38. (as submitted); (as published, not open access)


2010 - 'Pseudo-Skylax on Attica', in N. V. Sekunda (ed.), Ergasteria: Works presented to John Ellis Jones (Gdansk: Project), 100–14


2009 - 'Early hellenistic Sparta: changing modes of interaction with the wider world?' In N. Kaltsas (ed.), Athens–Sparta (New York/Athens: Alexander S. Onassis Foundation/National Museum of Greece), 55–60


2008 - ‘Approaching the Macedonian Peloponnese’, in C. Grandjean (ed.), Le Péloponnèse d’Épaminondas à Hadrien (Bordeaux: Ausonius), 53–68


2008 - 'Pseudo-Skylax on the Peloponnese', in C. Gallou et al. (eds), Dioskouroi: Studies presented to W. G. Cavanagh and C. B. Mee (Oxford: Archaeopress), 281–91


2007 - ‘A new presentation of selected Greek geographers’, Syllecta classica 18 241–57


2007 - 'A tile stamp of Apollo Geronthratas', Pharos 15 11–13


2006 - ‘Sparta and its perioikic neighbours: a century of reassessment’, Hermathena 181 (Winter) 51–82


2006 - (1st author with M. H. Hansen) ‘The polis and federalism’, and (as sole author) ‘Recent trends and new directions’, in G. R. Bugh (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World (New York: Cambridge University Press), 52–72 and 315–26


2006 - ‘Landscapes of the ancient Peloponnese: a human-geographical approach’, Leidschrift 21 (1) 27–43


2005 - ‘Little boxes on the hillside: Greek town planning, Hippodamos, and polis ideology’, in M. H. Hansen (ed.) The Imaginary Polis (Copenhagen: Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab), 335–403


2005 - ‘Between Macedonia and Rome: political landscapes and social change in southern Greece in the early hellenistic period’, Annual of the British School at Athens 100 315–30


2004 - ‘Messenia’ and ‘Lakedaimon’, in M. H. Hansen and T. H. Nielsen (eds.) An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 547–68 and 569–98


2003 - ‘Laconia Survey inscriptions’ Website (Oxford University)


2002 - (2nd author with W. G. Cavanagh, J. Crouwel) ‘The Laconia Survey: background and methodology’, (as sole author) ‘The survey area in the hellenistic and Roman periods’ and 'Indexes', in Laconia Survey i (details above), pp. 1–55, 257–337, and 439–65


2002 - ‘Rural landscape change in hellenistic Greece’, in K. Ascani et al. (eds.), Ancient History Matters: Studies presented to Jens Erik Skydsgaard on his 70th Birthday (Rome: ‘L’Erma’ di Bretschneider), 39–45


2002 - ‘Perioecic society’, in M. Whitby (ed.) Sparta (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press), 182–9 (partial reprint of a 1992 paper)


2002 - ‘Hidden landscapes: Greek field survey data and hellenistic history’, in D. Ogden (ed.) The Hellenistic World: New Perspectives (Swansea/London: Classical Press of Wales/Duckworth), 177–98


2001–2 - 'Κοινωνικές μεταβολές στην Σπάρτη και Λακωνία κατά την ελληνιστική περίοδο: η συμβολή δεδομένων επιφανειακής έρευνας' [Social changes in Sparta and Laconia during the hellenistic period: the contribution of surface survey data], in Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of Peloponnesian Studies (Athens: Society for Peloponnesian Studies), ii. 433–45


2000 - ‘The extent of Spartan territory in the late classical and hellenistic periods’, Annual of the British School at Athens 95 367–90


1998 - 'Archaic into classical', and (with H. Parkins) 'Greek kings and Roman emperors', in B. A. Sparkes (ed.), Greek Civilization: an Introduction (Oxford–Malden, Mass.: Blackwell), 54–75 and 76–95


1997 - '"The other Lakedaimonians": the dependent perioikic poleis of Laconia and Messenia', in M. H. Hansen (ed.), The Polis as an Urban Centre and as a Political Community (Copenhagen: Danish Academy of Sciences), 189–281


1996 - 'The epigraphic material', 'Archaeological sites in Laconia and the Thyreatis', 'Site catalogue of the survey', and 'Indexes', in Laconia Survey ii (details above), pp. 213–34, 263–313, 315–438, and 439–59


1996 - 14 entries in The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd edition (ed. S. Hornblower, A. Spawforth; Oxford: Oxford University Press), viz. 'Antissa', 'Calauria', 'Chios', 'Eresus', 'Icaros', 'Imbros', 'Lesbos', 'Methymna', 'Mytilene', 'Peparethos', 'Pyrrha', 'Samos', 'Sciathos', and 'Scyros' [to be reprinted, with revisions, in the 4th edition (2012)]


1996 - 'The Kerameikos of Athens', History Today 46 (9) 62–3


1995 - 'New imperial subscripts to the Spartans' (2nd author with A. J. S. Spawforth), Annual of the British School at Athens 90 429–34


1993 - 'Distance, development, decline? World-systems analysis and the "hellenistic" world', in P. Bilde et al. (eds), Centre and Periphery in the Hellenistic World (Aarhus: Aarhus University Press), 271–84


1993 - 'Introduction: the limits of war', in J. Rich and G. Shipley (eds), War and Society in the Greek World (details above), 1–24


1992 - 'Perioikos: the discovery of classical Lakonia', in J. M. Sanders (ed.), Φιλολάκων [Philolakon]: Lakonian Studies in Honour of Hector Catling (London: British School at Athens), 211–26


1992 - 'Crossing the river: reflections on routes and bridges in Lakonia from the classical to Byzantine periods', Annual of the British School at Athens 87 293–309


1989 - 'Messapian Zeus: an early sixth-century inscribed cup from Lakonia' (2nd author with R. W. V. Catling), Annual of the British School at Athens 84 187–200


1988 - 'From Schliemann to surveys: archaeology and the study of Greek history', History Today 38 (5) 45–9










































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