Professor Brian Campbell
BA (QUB), DPhil (Oxford)
Professor of Roman History
Exams officer for Ancient History; Joint Pathway Co-ordinator - History and Archaeology; Disability Liaison Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3153
Brian Campbell was educated at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Oxford and is Professor of Roman History. From 2002 to 2005 he held a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship to pursue a project on rivers in the ancient world, and in 2005 he was a visiting fellow at All Souls', Oxford. In 2004 he delivered the Broughton Memorial Lecture at the University of North Carolina. He is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.
His main research interests lie in the area of the Roman army, ancient military writers, Roman imperial politics, and land survey.
- The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World (New York: OUP, 2013)
- Rivers and the power of Ancient Rome (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012).
- The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction (London: Yale UP, 2012)
- Greek and Roman military writers: selected readings (London, 2004).
- War and society in Imperial Rome 31 BC–AD 284 (London, 2002).
- The writings of the Roman land surveyors: introduction, text, translation and commentary (London , 2000).
- The Roman army, 31 BC–AD 337: a sourcebook (Routledge, 1994).
- The emperor and the Roman army, 31 BC - AD 235(Oxford, 1984).
Articles and chapters:
- 'Managing disruptive rivers' in E. Harmon (ed.), Riparia dans l'empire romain (Oxford, 2010)
- Chapters 1 & 5 in Cambridge Ancient History, xii (Cambridge, 2005).
- ‘“Setting up true boundaries”: land disputes in the Roman world’ in Mediterraneo Antico, vii (2005).
- ‘Power without limit: “The Romans always win”’ in A. Chaniotis and P. Ducrey (eds) Army and power in the ancient world (Stuttgart, 2002).
- ‘Diplomacy in the Roman world, c. 500 BC–AD 235’ in Diplomacy and Statecraft, xii (2001).
Recent PhD supervision:
- Jonathan Eaton, 'Political intervention by the Roman army during the Imperial period'. Ph.D.2010.