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Dr Moloney is a Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies. Before coming to Winchester, Eoghan studied Classics and English at Maynooth University, and Classics at Darwin College, Cambridge, writing his doctorate on the ancient Macedonians. He was also an IRCHSS postdoctoral research fellow (2004-2006) and 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 in the summer of 2015.

Dr Moloney’s main research interest is in the history of ancient Macedonia; he has already published on the Argead kings and plans to complete a volume on their interest in Greek culture in the near future. Another, related, work nearing completion is Eoghan's Ancient Macedon: The Rise and Fall of a Hellenic Kingdom, which will consider the embattled histories of early kings as well as the march to power of Philip II and Alexander the Great. This volume is currently under contract with I.B. Tauris.

Other ongoing research activity explores the importance of peace as a critical structural component in ancient life, comparing and contrasting peace theories and practices across different periods and regions. This was the subject for a select panel discussion organised for the 2014 Celtic Conference in Classics (in Edinburgh), which considered ‘Ancient Peace’ from a variety of perspectives. Building on those efforts, Dr Moloney co-edited a volume on the topic (with Dr Michael Williams), Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World, published by Routledge. 

Areas of expertise

Teaching and supervision

  • Ancient Greek Culture and Society
  • Ancient Greek History
  • Ancient Macedonia
  • Peace in the ancient world
  • Classical Reception
  • Murder in the Ancient City (module coordinator)
  • Taught MA: The Fall of the Ancient City



Articles & chapters


  • L.J. Samons II, Pericles and the Conquest of History (Cambridge 2016), in Classical Review 69.1 (2018)
  • M. Revermann ed., The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy (Cambridge 2014), in Phoenix 70.3/4 (2016)
  • V. Vahtikari, Tragedy Performances outside Athens in the Late Fifth and the Fourth Centuries BC (Helsinki 2014), in Classical Review 66 (2016)
  • A. D’Angour, The Greeks and the New (Cambridge 2011), in Classical Review 64 (2014)
  • S. Lewis ed., Ancient Tyranny (Edinburgh 2006), in JHS 129 (2009)
  • J. Romm ed., Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius (Indianapolis & Cambridge 2006), in Classical Review 56 (2006)
  • J. Beer, Sophocles and the Tragedy of Athenian Democracy (Westport, CT 2004), in Classical Review 55 (2005)


Selected paper presenations and conference organisation

  • November 2018: ‘Ancient Greek history for today’ (to the Arts & Humanities Institute)
  • October 2017: ‘Heroes and history: Macedonian kings before and beyond ‘the Great’’ (to the Classical Association, Southampton Branch)
  • December 2016: ‘Ancient Ideals and 1916’ (to the Classics Discussion Group at Maynooth University)
  • 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)
  • International discussion panel on ‘Peace and Reconciliation’ at the Celtic Conference in Classics (University of Edinburgh)
  • June 2014: ‘‘he never made peacebut just put off war.’ The ‘factitious humanity’ of Philip II’ (to the Celtic Classics Conference, Edinburgh)
  • Advanced research workshop on ‘Ancient Peace, Modern Lessons’ for the Dept. of Ancient Classics & the Edward M. Kennedy Institute (2014)
  • 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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