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Associate Professor Pat Wheatley

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Office 5N11, Arts Building
Tel +64 3 479 4042
Email pat.wheatley@otago.ac.nz

Academic Qualifications

1998: PhD, University of Western Australia
BA (Hons), University of Western Australia

Background and Research Interests

Pat received his PhD with Distinction from the University of Western Australia in 1998, and lectured at the University of Queensland before coming to Otago. His research specialty is the history and historiography of the Diadochoi, or Successors to Alexander the Great, and he has published extensively on the chronology, coinage, and social aspects of this period. His latest book, on Demetrius Poliorcetes ("The Besieger of Cities") will be published by Oxford University Press in 2019. It is the first book to be published in English on this significant (and notorious) Successor to Alexander.

Pat has successfully supervised 17 PhD and MA students on a wide range of Classical topics, especially Macedonian Studies, and Hellenistic History and Geography.

He is also Australasian editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Ancient History Bulletin (http://ancienthistorybulletin.org/)

Teaching

Areas of Research Supervision

  • Greek and Roman history
  • Alexander the Great
  • The Diadochoi (Successors to Alexander the Great)

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Publications

Wheatley, P., & Dunn, C. (2020). Demetrius the Besieger. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 528p. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198836049.001

Wheatley, P., & Baynham, E. (Eds.). (2015). East and West in the world empire of Alexander: Essays in honour of Brian Bosworth. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 372p.

Wheatley, P., & Heckel, W. (2011). Justin: Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus: Volume II: Books 13-15: The successors to Alexander the Great [Commentary]. Oxford University Press, 300p.

Wheatley, P. (2016). A floruit of Poliorcetics: The siege of Rhodes, 304/04 BC. Anabasis, 7, 43-70.

Wheatley, P. (2014). Seleukos and Chandragupta in Justin XV 4. In H. Hauben & A. Meeus (Eds.), The age of the successors and the creation of the Hellenistic kingdoms (323-276 B.C). (pp. 501-515). Leuven, Belgium: Pieters.

Authored Book - Research

Wheatley, P., & Dunn, C. (2020). Demetrius the Besieger. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 528p. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198836049.001

Wheatley, P., & Heckel, W. (2011). Justin: Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus: Volume II: Books 13-15: The successors to Alexander the Great [Commentary]. Oxford University Press, 300p.

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Edited Book - Research

Wheatley, P., & Baynham, E. (Eds.). (2015). East and West in the world empire of Alexander: Essays in honour of Brian Bosworth. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 372p.

Wheatley, P., & Hannah, R. (Eds.). (2009). Alexander & his successors: Essays from the Antipodes: A companion to Crossroads of history: The age of Alexander; Alexander's empire: Formulation to decay. Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 372p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Wheatley, P. (2019). Megasthenes. In D. Gurtner & L. T. Stuckenbruck (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism (Vol. 2). (pp. 467-468). London, UK: T & T Clark. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Wheatley, P. (2019). Cassander. In A. Erskine, D. Hollander & A. Papaconstantinou (Eds.), Encyclopedia of ancient history. John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah09136.pub2

Wheatley, P. (2015). Diadoch chronography after Philip Arrhidaeus: Old and new evidence. In P. Wheatley & E. Baynham (Eds.), East and West in the world empire of Alexander: Essays in honour of Brian Bosworth. (pp. 241-258). Oxford University Press.

Wheatley, P., & Baynham, E. (2015). Brian Bosworth: An appreciation. In P. Wheatley & E. Baynham (Eds.), East and West in the world empire of Alexander: Essays in honour of Brian Bosworth. (pp. xvii-xxi). Oxford University Press.

Wheatley, P. (2014). Seleukos and Chandragupta in Justin XV 4. In H. Hauben & A. Meeus (Eds.), The age of the successors and the creation of the Hellenistic kingdoms (323-276 B.C). (pp. 501-515). Leuven, Belgium: Pieters.

Wheatley, P. (2013). Cassander. In R. S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. B. Champion, A. Erskine & S. R. Huebner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of ancient history. (pp. 1352-1353). Malden, MA: Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah09136

Wheatley, P. (2013). Demetrios I Poliorketes. In R. S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. B. Champion, A. Erskine & S. R. Huebner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of ancient history. (pp. 1995-1997). Malden, MA: Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah09085

Wheatley, P. (2013). The Heidelberg Epitome: A neglected Diadoch source. In V. A. Troncoso & E. M. Anson (Eds.), After Alexander: The time of the Diadochi (323-281 BC). (pp. 17-29). Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books.

Wheatley, P. (2010). Ipsus, Battle of. In M. Gagarin & E. Fantham (Eds.), Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome (Vol. 4). (pp. 86-88). Oxford University Press.

Wheatley, P. (2010). Diadochi and successor kingdoms. In M. Gagarin & E. Fantham (Eds.), Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome (Vol. 2). (pp. 411-415). Oxford University Press.

Wheatley, P. (2009). The besieger in Syria, 314-312 BC: Historiographic and chronological notes. In P. Wheatley & R. Hannah (Eds.), Alexander & his successors: Essays from the Antipodes. (pp. 323-333). Claremont, CA: Regina Books.

Wheatley, P. (2009). The Diadochi, or successors to Alexander. In W. Heckel & L. A. Tritle (Eds.), Alexander the Great: A new history. (pp. 53-68). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wheatley, P., & Collins, A. (2009). Demetrios (852). In I. Worthington (Ed.), Brill's new Jacoby (Jacoby online). Retrieved from http://www.brillonline.nl/subscriber/uid=1692/entry?entry=bnj_a852

Wheatley, P. (2003). The mint at tyre after the Battle of Ipsus. In W. Heckel & L. A. Tritle (Eds.), Crossroads of history: The age of Alexander. (pp. 183-216). Claremont, California: Regina Books.

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Journal - Research Article

Wheatley, P. (2016). A floruit of Poliorcetics: The siege of Rhodes, 304/04 BC. Anabasis, 7, 43-70.

Wheatley, P. (2014). Demetrius the Besieger on the Nile. Acta Classica, (Suppl. V), 92-108.

Schep, L. J., Slaughter, R. J., Vale, J. A., & Wheatley, P. (2014). Was the death of Alexander the Great due to poisoning? Was it Veratrum album? Clinical Toxicology, 52, 72-77. doi: 10.3109/15563650.2013.870341

Dunn, C., & Wheatley, P. (2012). Craterus and the dedication date of the Delphi lion monument. Ancient History Bulletin, 26(1-2), 39-48.

Wheatley, P. (2004). Poliorcetes and Cratesipolis: A note on Plutarch, Demetr, 9, 5-7. Antichthon, 38, 1-9.

Wheatley, P. (2003). The year 22 tetradrachms of Sidon and the Date of the Battle of Gaza. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 144, 268-276.

Wheatley, P. (2002). Antigonus Monophthalmus in Babylonia, 310-308 B.C. Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 61(1), 39-47.

Wheatley, P. (2001). Three missing years in the life of Demetrius the Besieger: 310-308 B.C. Journal of Ancient Civilizations, 16, 9-19.

Wheatley, P. (2001). The antigonid campaign in Cyprus, 306 BC. Ancient Society, 31, 133-156.

Wheatley, P. (2000). The second Tyrian coin in the Anadol hoard (IGCH 866). Ancient History Bulletin, 14(3), 78-80.

Wheatley, P. V. (1999). Young Demetrius Poliorcetes. Ancient History Bulletin, 13, 1-13.

Wheatley, P. (1998). The date of Polyperchon's invasion of Macedonia and murder of Heracles. Antichthon, 32, 12-23. doi: 10.1017/S0066477400001064

Bosworth, A. B., & Wheatley, P. V. (1998). The origins of the Pontic house. Journal of Hellenic Studies, 118, 155-164. doi: 10.2307.632236

Wheatley, P. (1998). The chronology of the third Diadoch war, 315-311 B.C. Phoenix, 52(3/4), 257-281. doi: 10.2307/1088670

Wheatley, P. (1997). 'Problems in analysing source documents in Ancient History: The case of Philip, adviser to Demetrius Poliorcetes, 314-312 B.C., and IG ii2 561. Limina, 3, 61-70.

Wheatley, P. (1997). The Lifespan of Demetrius Poliorcetes. Historia, 46(1), 19-27.

Wheatley, P. (1995). Ptolemy Soter’s annexation of Syria, 320 B.C. Classical Quarterly, 45(2), 433-440. doi: 10.1017/S0009838800043500

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Journal - Research Other

Wheatley, P. (2019). Alexander's reception in Rome [Review of the book Alexander the Great in the Roman Empire]. Classical Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0009840X19002221

Schep, L. J., Slaughter, R. J., Vale, J. A., & Wheatley, P. (2014). [Response to letter to the editor regarding "A note on Conium maculatum L., the plant that defeated Alexander the Great"]. Clinical Toxicology, 52(6), 646. doi: 10.3109/15563650.2014.926014

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Wheatley, P. (2005). Film Review: Alexander. NZACT Bulletin, 32(1), 24-26.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Wheatley, P. (2007). An introduction to the chronological problems in early Diadoch sources and scholarship. In W. Heckel, L. Tritle & P. Wheatley (Eds.), Alexander's Empire: Formulation to Decay. (pp. 179-192). Claremont, CA: Regina Books. [Full Paper]

Wheatley, P. (2003). Lamia and the besieger: an Athenian hetaera and a Macedonian king. In O. Palagia & S. V. Tracy (Eds.), Proceedings of an International Conference: The Macedonians in Athens. (pp. 30-36). Oxford: Oxbow Books. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wheatley, P. (2020). The king as Time-Lord: Demeterius Poliorcetes and the Eleusinian Mysteries of 303 BC. In D. Osland (Ed.), Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) 41st Annual Conference and Meeting. (pp. 80). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/classics/ascs-2020.html

Wheatley, P. (2018). The 'special' Eleusinian mysteries of 303 BC. Proceedings of the Australian Historical Association (AHA) Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://adc-2018.m.aha2018.currinda.com/

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Conference Contribution - Edited volume of conference proceedings

Heckel, W., Tritle, L., & Wheatley, P. (Eds.). (2007). Alexander's Empire: Formulation to Decay. Claremont, CA: Regina Books. 301p.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Wheatley, P. (2018, June). The King as Time-Lord: Demetrius and the Mysteries in 303 BC. Verbal presentation at the Macedonia after Alexander: The Antigonids & Their Kingdom Conference, Exeter, UK.

Wheatley, P. (2017, November). The life of Brian: Reminiscences of A. B. Bosworth. Invited presentation at the Dynastica Hellenistica Conference, Exeter, UK.

Wheatley, P. (2014, January). A new dated Alexander Tetradrachm from Sidon. Verbal presentation at the 35th Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Wheatley, P. (2006, August). FGrH 852: A besieger and a scholar? Verbal presentation at the Alexander the Great and his Successors: Third International Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Other - Edited Journal

Anson, E., Fronda, M., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P. V., … Dunn, C. (Eds.). (2019). Ancient History Bulletin, 33(1-2). [Journal Editors].

Anson, E., Fronda, M., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P. V., … Dunn, C. (Eds.). (2019). Ancient History Bulletin, 33(3-4). [Journal Editors].

Anson, E., Fronda, M., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Roisman, J., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P. V., … Dunn, C. (Eds.). (2018). Ancient History Bulletin, 32(1-2). [Journal Editors].

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