Lindsay Driediger-Murphy, DPhil (on leave)DPhil in Ancient History, University of Oxford, UK
MPhil in Ancient History, University of Oxford, UK
BA (Hons.) in Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary, Canada
Areas of Research
The effects of religion on Roman life, from politics and society to gender and individual religious experience. I am especially interested in the way Romans understood the nature of their gods. One of my publications on this topic is: Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control (Oxford University Press, 2019).
The development of Christian movements and how they interacted with adherents of other religions in the Mediterranean world of the first several centuries AD. One of my publications on this topic is: 'God(s) Contrary to Nature: A Theological Debate Between Pagans and Christians', Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 57 (2017): 660-86.
One of my research specialties is augury, a form of divination used by the Roman state to determine whether the gods would support their political and strategic decisions. I am also interested in other forms of Roman, Greek, and Christian divination. One of my publications on this topic is: ‘Falsifying the Auspices in Republican Politics’. In: H. van der Blom, C. Gray, and C. Steel (eds.), Institutions and Ideology in Republican Rome: Speech, Audience and Decision (Cambridge University Press): 183-202.
How and why Greek and Roman authors wrote history the way they did. One of my publications on this topic is: ‘Theology as a Historiographic Tool in Dionysius of Halicarnassus’, Phoenix 68.3-4 (2014): 330-49.
Working with this supervisor
I am on unpaid Career Stop-Out Leave to take climate action.
I am not currently accepting graduate students.
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