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Biography

Dr Moloney is Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies. He took both undergraduate (in Classics and English) and Master’s degrees (in Classics) at Maynooth University, before moving to the University of Cambridge for his PhD studies (awarded 2003). He returned to Ireland as an IRCHSS postdoctoral research fellow (2004-2006), before leaving to take up a permanent post as Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Adelaide (2006-2012). After another spell at his alma mater, this time as lecturer in the Department of Ancient Classics, Eoghan joined the Department of History at the University of Winchester in the summer of 2015.

Areas of expertise

  • ​The Ancient World
  • Ancient Greek History
  • Ancient Greek Culture

Publications

Books

  • E.P. Moloney & M.S. Williams (eds) (2017), Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World. Routledge
  • E.P. Moloney, The Macedonian Kings and Greek Theatre (in preparation)
  • Articles and chapters in edited collections
  • E.P. Moloney & M.S. Williams (2017), ‘Introduction’ in: E.P. Moloney & M.S. Williams (eds) , Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World. Routledge
  • E.P. Moloney (2017), ‘The compromise of kings: Philip II and Macedonian peace’ in E.P. Moloney & M.S. Williams (eds), Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World. Routledge
  • E.P. Moloney (2015) ‘Neither Agamemnon nor Thersites, Achilles nor Margites. The Heraclid kings of ancient Macedon’, Antichthon 49:1-24
  • E.P. Moloney (2014) ‘Philippus in acie tutior quam in theatro fuit … (Curtius 9.6.25). The Macedonian Kings and Greek Theatre’ in E. Csapo, H.R. Goette, J.R. Green, & P.J. Wilson (eds), Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BC. Berlin: 231-48
  • E.P. Moloney (2013) ‘Greek Tragedy and Macedonia’ in Hannah Roisman (eds), Encyclopaedia of Greek Tragedy. Oxford & New York: 602-4

Reviews

  • A. D’Angour, The Greeks and the New (Cambridge 2011), in Classical Review 64 (2014) 194-6
  • S. Lewis ed., Ancient Tyranny (Edinburgh 2006), in JHS 129 (2009) 212-13
  • J. Romm ed., Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius (Indianapolis & Cambridge 2006), in Classical Review 56 (2006) 514
  • J. Beer, Sophocles and the Tragedy of Athenian Democracy (Westport, CT 2004), in Classical Review 55

Conferences

​Selected recent paper presentations and conference organisation

  • Royal Irish Academy, 2015 Classics Colloquium: ‘Ethics & Society in the Ancient World’ (joint organiser)
  • International discussion panel on ‘Peace and Reconciliation’ at the Celtic Conference in Classics (Edinburgh 2014)
  • Advanced research workshop on ‘Ancient Peace, Modern Lessons’ for the Dept. of Ancient Classics & the Edward M. Kennedy Institute at Maynooth University (2014)
  • June 2016: ‘Classics in the van of the Irish revolt: ancient ideals and 1916’ (part of the Classics and Irish Politics 1916-2016 conference at the University of Notre Dame, Irish Seminar Series 2016)
  • August 2015: ‘Courts, Kings, and all theatrical kings’ (to the Classical Association of Ireland annual meeting, Dublin 2015)
  • June 2014: ‘‘…he never made peace…but just put off war.’ The ‘factitious humanity’ of Philip II’ (to the Celtic Classics Conference, Edinburgh)
  • April 2014: ‘‘Neither Agamemnon nor Thersites, Achilles nor Margites...’ The Argead kings in our ancient sources’ (to the Classical Association annual conference)
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