Benjamin Kelly

Department of History

Associate Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 2134
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30415
Emailbenkelly@yorku.ca

Degrees

DPhil, University of Oxford (Oct. 1999-Jan. 2003)
BA , University of Sydney (Feb. 1995-Nov.1998)


Research Interests

Law, crime and policing in the Roman Republic and Principate, the history of Graeco-Roman Egypt, the Roman imperial court

All Publications

Books

Petitions, Litigation, and Social Control in Roman Egypt. 2011, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Pp. xix + 427)

Book Chapters

'Petitions with Requests for Registration from Roman Egypt', in Haensch, R. (ed.) . Recht haben und Recht bekommen im Imperium Romanum: Das Gerichtswesen der Römischen Kaiserzeit und seine dokumentarische Evidenz. 2016, Warsaw: Journal of Juristic Papyrology Supplement 24. 407-456.

'Repression, Resistance, and Rebellion', in Ando, C., du Plessis, P., & Tuori, K. (eds.) . The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society. 2016, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 374-385.

'Crime, Law, and Order', in Gibbs, M. Nikolic, M. & Ripat, P. (eds.) . Themes in Roman Society and Culture: An Introduction to Ancient Rome. 2014, Toronto: Oxford University Press (Canada). 241-62.

'Policing and Security', in Erdkamp, P. (ed.) . The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome. 2013, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 410-24.

'The Law that Catulus Passed’, in Welch, K.E. & Hillard, T.W. (eds.) . Roman Crossings: Theory and Practice in the Roman Republic. 2005, Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales. 97-120.

Journal Articles

'Proving the ius liberorum: P.Oxy. XII 1467 Reconsidered,' Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 57.1 (2017), 105-35.

'Control policial, represión y seguridad privada en la ciudad de Roma', Desperta Ferro: Arqueología y Historia 2 (2015), 20-25 (trans. Gustavo García Jiménez). [For a popular audience.]

'"When the culprits come to light ...": P.IFAO I 26, BGU III 731.ii, and P.Fay. 108', Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 59.2 (2013), 369-74.

'Notes on Five Documents from the Roman Period', Tyche: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik 27 (2012), 224-5 (= Korr.Tyche 729-33).

‘Tacitus, Germanicus and the Kings of Egypt (Tac. Ann. 2.59-61)’, Classical Quarterly 60.1 (2010), 221-37.

‘Deviant Ancient Histories: Dan Brown, Erich von Däniken and the Sociology of Historical Polemic’, Rethinking History 12.3 (2008), 361-82.

'Dellius, the Parthian Campaign, and the Image of Mark Antony’, in Deroux, C. (ed.) Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History, 14 (2008), 209-34 (= Collection Latomus, vol. 315).

‘A Late-Antique Contract in the Collection of the Australian National University Classics Museum’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 161 (2007), 207-14.

'Riot Control and Imperial Ideology in the Roman Empire’, Phoenix 61.1-2 (2007), 150-76.

Book Reviews

Review of Bryen, A. Z. Violence in Roman Egypt: A Study in Legal Interpretation in Classical Philology 110.1 (2015), 81-86.

Review of Waterfield, R. Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece in Classical Review 65.2 (2015), 615-16.

Review of Hölkeskamp, K.-J. Reconstructing the Roman Republic: An Ancient Political Culture and Modern Research in Phoenix 65.3-4 (2011), 418-20.

Review of Capponi, L. Roman Egypt in Mouseion 11.3 (2011), 412-15.

Review of Brélaz, C. and Ducrey, P. (eds.) Sécurité collective et ordre public dans les sociétés anciennes in Classical Review 60.2 (2010), 480-3.

Forthcoming

‘ “Access to Justice”: Die soziale Reichweite gerichtlicher Konfliktregulierung’, in von Mayenburg, D., Seelentag, A., Decock, W., & Collin, P. (eds.) . Geschichte der Konfliktlösung in Europa. Berlin: Springer.

Approach To Teaching

Courses taught (York):
HIST 1100: Gladiators, Gods, Gigolos, and Goths: Reading Roman Society, c. 200 BCE – c.500 CE - 2015-16 [Fall/Winter]; 2016-17 [F/W]
HIST 2100: Ancient Greece and Rome - 2009 [W]; 2010 [W]; 2011 [W]; 2013 [W]; 2014 [W]
HIST 3131: Rome and Empire: From War to pax romana - 2007-8 [F/W]; 2008-9 [F/W]; 2010 [F]; 2012-13 [F/W]; 2013-14 [F/W]; 2016 [F]
HIST 3140: The City in the Roman World - 2009 [F]
HIST 3154: Egypt from Alexander to Cleopatra - 2010 [F]; 2014 [F]
HIST 3155: Egypt after Cleopatra: Society and Culture in a Roman Province - 2015 [W]
HIST 3990: Supervised Reading and Research - 2010 [S]; 2014 [W]
HIST 4130: Problems in Roman History (The Roman Imperial Court) - 2013-14 [F/W]; 2014-15 [F/W]; 2015-16 [F]
HIST 4132: Caesar's Palace: A Social History of the Roman Imperial Court - 2016-17 [F/W]
HIST 4140: Problems in Hellenistic History (Graeco-Roman Egypt) - 2007-8 [F/W]; 2008-9 [F/W]; 2009-10 [F/W]
HIST 4990: Supervised Reading and Research - 2013 [W]; 2014 [W]
HIST 5038: Crime and Society in the Roman World - 2009 [F]; 2010 [F]; 2013 [F]; 2015 [F]
HIST 5060/6001: Directed Readings (Cicero, Pro Caelio) - 2014 [F]

LA 3040/4040: Roman Philosophical Writings (Cicero, De amicitia) - 2013 [F]
LA 3060/4060: Roman Historians (Sallust, Bellum Catilinae) - 2014 [F]
LA 3070/4070: Roman Rhetoric (Cicero, Pro Caelio) - 2012 [W]

Courses taught (ANU):
HIST 1019: Rome: Republic to Empire - 2003 [Semester 1]; 2004 [S1]; 2005 [S1]; 2006 [S2]; 2007 [S1]
HIST 2139: The Historical Jesus and Christian Origins - 2003 [S2]
HIST 2216/HIST 6216: Religions and Society in the Roman Empire - 2004 [S2]
HIST 2218: The City in the Roman Empire 2005 [S2]
HIST 4005: Crimes, Courts and Crucifixions: Maintaining Order in the Roman Empire - 2005 [S2]
HIST 6545: Graduate Reading Course A (Politics, War and Diplomacy in the Middle and Late Republic) - 2005 [S1]

Courses tutored (Oxford):
Mods: Tacitus and Tiberius - 2002 [Michaelmas Term]
Greats Roman 1.5: Late Republic - 2002 [MT]
Greats Roman 1.6: Julio-Claudians - 2002 [MT]
Greats Roman 1.7: Flavians - 2002 [MT]


Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/HIST3154 3.0  Egypt from Alexander to Cleopatra LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST4132 6.0  Caesar's Palace: A Social History of the Roman Imperial Court SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/HIST3155 3.0  Egypt after Cleopatra: Society and Culture in a Roman Province LECT  

Degrees

DPhil, University of Oxford (Oct. 1999-Jan. 2003)
BA , University of Sydney (Feb. 1995-Nov.1998)

Research Interests:

Law, crime and policing in the Roman Republic and Principate, the history of Graeco-Roman Egypt, the Roman imperial court

All Publications

Books

Petitions, Litigation, and Social Control in Roman Egypt. 2011, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Pp. xix + 427)

Book Chapters

'Petitions with Requests for Registration from Roman Egypt', in Haensch, R. (ed.) . Recht haben und Recht bekommen im Imperium Romanum: Das Gerichtswesen der Römischen Kaiserzeit und seine dokumentarische Evidenz. 2016, Warsaw: Journal of Juristic Papyrology Supplement 24. 407-456.

'Repression, Resistance, and Rebellion', in Ando, C., du Plessis, P., & Tuori, K. (eds.) . The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society. 2016, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 374-385.

'Crime, Law, and Order', in Gibbs, M. Nikolic, M. & Ripat, P. (eds.) . Themes in Roman Society and Culture: An Introduction to Ancient Rome. 2014, Toronto: Oxford University Press (Canada). 241-62.

'Policing and Security', in Erdkamp, P. (ed.) . The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome. 2013, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 410-24.

'The Law that Catulus Passed’, in Welch, K.E. & Hillard, T.W. (eds.) . Roman Crossings: Theory and Practice in the Roman Republic. 2005, Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales. 97-120.

Journal Articles

'Proving the ius liberorum: P.Oxy. XII 1467 Reconsidered,' Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 57.1 (2017), 105-35.

'Control policial, represión y seguridad privada en la ciudad de Roma', Desperta Ferro: Arqueología y Historia 2 (2015), 20-25 (trans. Gustavo García Jiménez). [For a popular audience.]

'"When the culprits come to light ...": P.IFAO I 26, BGU III 731.ii, and P.Fay. 108', Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 59.2 (2013), 369-74.

'Notes on Five Documents from the Roman Period', Tyche: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik 27 (2012), 224-5 (= Korr.Tyche 729-33).

‘Tacitus, Germanicus and the Kings of Egypt (Tac. Ann. 2.59-61)’, Classical Quarterly 60.1 (2010), 221-37.

‘Deviant Ancient Histories: Dan Brown, Erich von Däniken and the Sociology of Historical Polemic’, Rethinking History 12.3 (2008), 361-82.

'Dellius, the Parthian Campaign, and the Image of Mark Antony’, in Deroux, C. (ed.) Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History, 14 (2008), 209-34 (= Collection Latomus, vol. 315).

‘A Late-Antique Contract in the Collection of the Australian National University Classics Museum’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 161 (2007), 207-14.

'Riot Control and Imperial Ideology in the Roman Empire’, Phoenix 61.1-2 (2007), 150-76.

Book Reviews

Review of Bryen, A. Z. Violence in Roman Egypt: A Study in Legal Interpretation in Classical Philology 110.1 (2015), 81-86.

Review of Waterfield, R. Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece in Classical Review 65.2 (2015), 615-16.

Review of Hölkeskamp, K.-J. Reconstructing the Roman Republic: An Ancient Political Culture and Modern Research in Phoenix 65.3-4 (2011), 418-20.

Review of Capponi, L. Roman Egypt in Mouseion 11.3 (2011), 412-15.

Review of Brélaz, C. and Ducrey, P. (eds.) Sécurité collective et ordre public dans les sociétés anciennes in Classical Review 60.2 (2010), 480-3.

Forthcoming

‘ “Access to Justice”: Die soziale Reichweite gerichtlicher Konfliktregulierung’, in von Mayenburg, D., Seelentag, A., Decock, W., & Collin, P. (eds.) . Geschichte der Konfliktlösung in Europa. Berlin: Springer.


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching
Courses taught (York):
HIST 1100: Gladiators, Gods, Gigolos, and Goths: Reading Roman Society, c. 200 BCE – c.500 CE - 2015-16 [Fall/Winter]; 2016-17 [F/W]
HIST 2100: Ancient Greece and Rome - 2009 [W]; 2010 [W]; 2011 [W]; 2013 [W]; 2014 [W]
HIST 3131: Rome and Empire: From War to pax romana - 2007-8 [F/W]; 2008-9 [F/W]; 2010 [F]; 2012-13 [F/W]; 2013-14 [F/W]; 2016 [F]
HIST 3140: The City in the Roman World - 2009 [F]
HIST 3154: Egypt from Alexander to Cleopatra - 2010 [F]; 2014 [F]
HIST 3155: Egypt after Cleopatra: Society and Culture in a Roman Province - 2015 [W]
HIST 3990: Supervised Reading and Research - 2010 [S]; 2014 [W]
HIST 4130: Problems in Roman History (The Roman Imperial Court) - 2013-14 [F/W]; 2014-15 [F/W]; 2015-16 [F]
HIST 4132: Caesar's Palace: A Social History of the Roman Imperial Court - 2016-17 [F/W]
HIST 4140: Problems in Hellenistic History (Graeco-Roman Egypt) - 2007-8 [F/W]; 2008-9 [F/W]; 2009-10 [F/W]
HIST 4990: Supervised Reading and Research - 2013 [W]; 2014 [W]
HIST 5038: Crime and Society in the Roman World - 2009 [F]; 2010 [F]; 2013 [F]; 2015 [F]
HIST 5060/6001: Directed Readings (Cicero, Pro Caelio) - 2014 [F]

LA 3040/4040: Roman Philosophical Writings (Cicero, De amicitia) - 2013 [F]
LA 3060/4060: Roman Historians (Sallust, Bellum Catilinae) - 2014 [F]
LA 3070/4070: Roman Rhetoric (Cicero, Pro Caelio) - 2012 [W]

Courses taught (ANU):
HIST 1019: Rome: Republic to Empire - 2003 [Semester 1]; 2004 [S1]; 2005 [S1]; 2006 [S2]; 2007 [S1]
HIST 2139: The Historical Jesus and Christian Origins - 2003 [S2]
HIST 2216/HIST 6216: Religions and Society in the Roman Empire - 2004 [S2]
HIST 2218: The City in the Roman Empire 2005 [S2]
HIST 4005: Crimes, Courts and Crucifixions: Maintaining Order in the Roman Empire - 2005 [S2]
HIST 6545: Graduate Reading Course A (Politics, War and Diplomacy in the Middle and Late Republic) - 2005 [S1]

Courses tutored (Oxford):
Mods: Tacitus and Tiberius - 2002 [Michaelmas Term]
Greats Roman 1.5: Late Republic - 2002 [MT]
Greats Roman 1.6: Julio-Claudians - 2002 [MT]
Greats Roman 1.7: Flavians - 2002 [MT]


Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/HIST3154 3.0  Egypt from Alexander to Cleopatra LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST4132 6.0  Caesar's Palace: A Social History of the Roman Imperial Court SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/HIST3155 3.0  Egypt after Cleopatra: Society and Culture in a Roman Province LECT