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Associate Professor Pat Wheatley

Pat Wheatley and bikePostgraduate Co-ordinator

Contact

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") was published by Oxford University Press in 2020. It is the first book to be published in English on this significant (and notorious) Successor to Alexander, and has been well reviewed.

Pat has successfully supervised 24 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. (2020). The implications of 'Poliorcetes': Was Demetrius the Besieger's nickname ironic? Histos, 14, 152-184.

Wheatley, P., & Dunn, C. (2021). Coinage as propaganda: Alexander and his successors. In J. Walsh & E. Baynham (Eds.), Alexander the Great and propaganda. (pp. 162-198). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315114408

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

Authored 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.

Edited Book - Research

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.

Authored Book - Research

Wheatley, P. (2020). The implications of 'Poliorcetes': Was Demetrius the Besieger's nickname ironic? Histos, 14, 152-184.

Journal - Research Article

Wheatley, P., & Dunn, C. (2021). Coinage as propaganda: Alexander and his successors. In J. Walsh & E. Baynham (Eds.), Alexander the Great and propaganda. (pp. 162-198). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315114408

Chapter in Book - Research

Wheatley, P. (2020). Resolving a persistent chronographic problem in the early Hellenistic period: SEG 31.165 and the 'special' Eleusinian Mysteries of 303 BC. Journal of Greco-Roman Studies, 59(3), 57-75. doi: 10.23933/jgrs.2020.59.3.57

Journal - Research Article

Wheatley, P. (2020). Mithridates Ctistes and Demetrius Poliorcetes: Erastes and eromenos? In M. D'Agostini, E. M. Anson & F. Pownall (Eds.), Affective relations and personal bonds in Hellenistic antiquity: Studies in honor of Elizabeth D. Carney. (pp. 213-223). Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

Wheatley, P. (2020). Alexander's reception in Rome [Review of the book Alexander the Great in the Roman Empire]. Classical Review, 70(1), 168-170. doi: 10.1017/S0009840X19002221

Journal - Research Other

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].

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Wheatley, P. V. (2020). Demetrios Poliorketes. In W. Heckel, J. Heinrichs, S. Müller & F. Pownall (Eds.), Lexicon of Argead Makedonia. (pp. 195-196). Berlin, Germany: Frank & Timme. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Anson, E., Fronda, M., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P., … Dunn, C. (Eds.). (2020). Ancient History Bulletin, 34(1-2). [Journal Editors].

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].

Other - Edited Journal

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].

Other - Edited Journal

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Edited Book - Research

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

Conference Contribution - Edited volume of conference proceedings

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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