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Figueira, Thomas J.

ImageThomas J. Figueira

Professor II of Classics and of Ancient History

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Fordham University

At Rutgers Since 1979


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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Thomas Figueira has been an active scholar in the fields of Greek history and literature, publishing on the history of the cities of Aegina, Athens, Megara, and Sparta, as well as on coinage, colonization, demography, and trade. He is currently working on a number of topics, including Attic demography; the Athenian tribute system; the economy of Sparta; the hero Aiakos; and the genesis of the democratic mind.

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • 510:201: Ancient Greece
  • 510:202: Ancient Rome
  • 510:300: Greek and Roman Slavery
  • 510:301: Early Greece
  • 510:302: Classical Greece
  • 510:303: The Hellenistic World
  • 510:304: The Rise of the Roman Republic
  • 510:307: Ancient Cultural and Intellectual History
  • 510:320: Women in Antiquity
  • 510:403: Ancient Warfare and Diplomacy

Graduate

  • Courses in Greek, Latin, and Ancient History in the Classics Department

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Power of Money: Coinage and Politics in the Athenian Empire (University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia 1998)
  • T.J. Figueira, T.C. Brennan, and R.H. Sternberg, Wisdom from the Ancients: Enduring Business Lessons from Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and The Illustrious Leaders of Ancient Greece and Rome (Perseus Press, Boston 2001)
  • "The Evolution of the Messenian Identity," in Sparta: New Perspectives, S. Hodkinson & A. Powell, eds. (Swansea 1999) 211-44
  • For a complete list, see http://classics.rutgers.edu/tjf

AWARDS

  • Research Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1984-85
  • Research Fellowship, Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University), Washington,
  • D.C., 1982-83
  • Fulbright Research Fellowship to Greece, 1976-77

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Association of Ancient Historians
  • American Historical Association
  • American Philological Association
  • Archaeological Institute of America.

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