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Associate Professor Pat Wheatley

Pat Wheatley and bikeContact

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

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

Authored 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.

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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. (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. (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). 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. (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. (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., & 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. (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. (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.

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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 - 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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Other - Edited Journal

Anson, E., Fronda, M., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Roisman, J., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P. V., & Müller, S. (Eds.). (2016). Ancient History Bulletin, 30(1-2). [Journal Editors].

Anson, E., Fronda, M., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Roisman, J., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P. V., & Müller, S. (Eds.). (2016). Ancient History Bulletin, 30(3-4). [Journal Editors].

Anson, E., Fronda, M., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Roisman, J., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P. V., & Müller, S. (Eds.). (2015). Ancient History Bulletin, 29(3-4). [Journal Editors].

Anson, E., Fronda, M., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Roisman, J., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P. V., & Müller, S. (Eds.). (2015). Ancient History Bulletin, 29(1-2). [Journal Editors].

Anson, E., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Roisman, J., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P. V., & Müller, S. (Eds.). (2014). Ancient History Bulletin, 28(3-4). [Journal Editors].

Anson, E., Hollander, D., Howe, T., Roisman, J., Vanderspoel, J., Wheatley, P. V., & Müller, S. (Eds.). (2014). Ancient History Bulletin, 28(1-2). [Journal Editors].

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