Department of History

Thomas J. Figueira
Professor II of Classics and of Ancient History
Degree: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Rutgers : At Rutgers Since 1979
Specialty: Ancient and Medieval European History
Website: http://classics.rutgers.edu/faculty/tjf/tjf.html
Email: mailto:figueira@rci.rutgers.edu
Office: 312 Lucy Stone Hall
Phone: 732-445-6372
Office 2: 202 Van Dyck Hall
Phone 2: 848-932-8218

Other Degrees:

  • B.A., Fordham University

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.

Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 05 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
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Thu Sep 06 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
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Fri Sep 07 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
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Sat Sep 08 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
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Sun Sep 09 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
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Mon Sep 10 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
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