• Associate Professor Frederik Vervaet

Associate Professor Frederik Vervaet received his PhD from Ghent University, Flanders, and is an expert in Roman political and socio-institutional history, and Roman public law. Before coming to Melbourne in 2007 he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Wolfson College, Oxford, and the Belgian Historical Institute at Rome.

He regularly publishes in ranking journals, co-edited volumes on Despotism and Deceit in the Greco-Roman World (Brill 2010), the Roman Republican Triumph (Quasar 2014) and Eurasian Empires in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Cambridge 2017), and authored a substantial monograph on The High Command in the Roman Republic (Stuttgart 2014, termed “magisterial” in The Classical Review and awarded with the 2017 Woodward Medal in Humanities and Social Sciences). Amongst his more recent work is a chapter on Magistrates Who Made and Applied the Law in the Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society (2016).

Associate Professor Vervaet spent the northern spring of this year as a Member at Princeton’s renowned Institute for Advanced Study to pursue further study into Augustan statecraft.


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