Geoff Nathan

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr. Geoffrey (Geoff) Nathan received a BA in History from the University of California (Berkeley), a MA in Medieval History from the University of Washington (cum laude), and a PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles.  Prior to coming to UNSW in 2003, he previously taught at U.C.L.A., Western Oregon University and California State University at San Diego.

In 2000, he authored The Family in Late Antiquity (Routledge).  His publications include the recently edited Basileia: Essays in Imperium and Culture (Melbourne 2011).  Currently he is co-editing a book with Sabine Hübner on the the Mediterranean family in the pre-modern world and working on a monograph on Anicia Juliana.

While serving primarily as UNSW's Roman Historian, he also teaches medieval history. Recently, he also teaches into the History first year gateway course and introductory European Studies.

Books
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Nathan G, 2002, The Family in Late Antiquity The Rise of Christianity and the Endurance of Tradition, Routledge
2002
Book Chapters
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Nathan G, 2019, 'Being a bachelor in late antiquity: Desire and social norms in the experience of Augustine', in The Single Life in the Roman and Later Roman World, pp. 292 - 308
2019
Nathan G, 2018, 'Relationships in Augustine’s life', in Augustine in Context, pp. 203 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316488409.026
2018
Nathan G, 2016, 'Extended Family in the Experiences of Ausonius and Libanius', in Nathan G; Sabine H (ed.), Mediterranean Families in Antiquity Households, Extended Families, and Domestic Space, edn. First, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester and Oxford, pp. 243 - 257
2016
Nathan G, 2009, '‘Woe to those making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless’: Christian Ideals and the Obligations of Stepfathers in Late Antiquity', in Huebner S; Ratzan D (ed.), Growing Up Fatherless in Antiquity Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 273 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511575594.016
2009
Nathan G, 2006, '`Pothos tes Philoktistou`: Anicia Juliana`s Architectural Narratology', in Burke J (ed.), Byzantine Narrative: papers in honour of Roger Scott, edn. 1, Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, Virginia, Queensland, pp. 433 - 443
2006
Conference Presentations
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Nathan G, 2012, '"Bettini, Saller, and the Taxonomy of Extended Family in Ausonius' Parentalia"', presented at THE MEDITERRANEAN FAMILY FROM ANTIQUITY TO EARLY MODERN TIMES, Rostock, Germany, 14 June 2012 - 15 June 2012
2012
Nathan G, 2011, 'Claudian's Stilicho and the concept of Roman manhood', presented at 18th annual International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, 11 July 2011 - 14 July 2011
2011
Nathan G, 2008, 'The Vienna Diosorides’ dedicatio to Anicia Juliana: a usurpation of imperial patronage?', presented at XV Biennial AABS Conference, Sydney
2008
Nathan G, 2005, 'Public Womanhood and Anicia Juliana', presented at Sydney Classical Association, Sydney
2005
Nathan G, 2005, 'Control of Nature and Controlled by Nature: Anicia Juliana, Aristocratic Women, and', presented at Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of, Banff
2005
Nathan G, 2004, '“Pothos ton Philoktistou”: Anicia Juliana’s Architectural Narratology', presented at XIV Biennial, Melbourne University
2004
Nathan G, 2004, 'Fledgling Mothers of the Church', presented at SSEC Annual Conference, Macquarie University,
2004
Journal articles
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Nathan G, 2019, 'The jovinianist controversy and Mary Aeiparthenos: Questioning Mary's virginity and the question of motherhood', Saeculum, vol. 68, pp. 225 - 236
2019
Nathan G, 2015, 'The Ideal Male in Late Antiquity: Claudian’s Example of Flavius Stilicho', Gender and History, vol. 27, pp. 10 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12100
2015
Nathan G, 2014, 'THE FAMILY STRATEGIES IN ANTIQUITY LATE. ACTS OF THE COLLOQUIUM ORGANIZED BY THE C.N.R.S. USR 710 "THE YEAR EPIGRAPHIC" HELD TO THE HOUSE OF HUMAN SCIENCES ON FEBRUARY 5-7, 2009', JOURNAL OF ROMAN STUDIES, vol. 104, pp. 368 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0075435814001129
2014
Nathan G, 2008, 'Remapping the landscape: Early Christianity and the Graeco-Roman world. A review article', Journal of Religious History, vol. 32, pp. 361 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9809.2008.00719.x
2008
Nathan G, 2008, 'Middle East under Rome', Journal of Religious History, vol. 32, pp. 500 - 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9809.2008.726_25.x
2008
Nathan G, 2008, 'A critical history of early Rome: From prehistory to the First Punic War', Journal of Religious History, vol. 32, pp. 375 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9809.2008.00674_5.x
2008
2005
Nathan G, 2004, 'A Christian guide to Greek culture: The Pseudo-Nonnus commentaries on sermons 4, 5, 39, and 43 by Gregory of Nazianus', Journal of Religious History, vol. 28, pp. 306 - 307, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000225706800011&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2004
Nathan G, 2003, 'Pudicitia Plebeia Womanly Echoes in the Struggle of the Orders', Latomus, vol. 11
2003

NEH Summer Scholar, Chapel Hill North Carolina, USA (2017)

Honorary Senior Lecturer, UNSW (2016 - )

Ancient Greek and Roman History, Classical Studies. HSC in ancient history.

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