Mercyhurst University

Randall Howarth, Ph.D.

Professor

Preston 210

(814) 824-2336

Education
Ph.D., history, University of Illinois-Champaign, 1997
B.A., history, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, 1990

 

Teaching Interests:
Greek, Roman, and Medieval European history.

 

Research Interests:
Ancient historiography
Rome and Sicily from 500 to 200 BCE
Crime and punishment in the Roman Empire

 

Current Research:
A history of the Greek tyrants of Sicily from 500 to 200 BCE.

 

Courses Taught:
European History to the Renaissance
World History I
The Greeks
* Ancient Rome
* Medieval History
* Women in the Ancient World
* The Ancient Historians
* Famous Greeks and Romans
* Greece and Rome in America

 

Publication Highlights:

“War and Warfare in Ancient Rome,” in B. Campbell and L. Tritle eds., The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World c. 700 B.C. – A.D. 602 (Oxford, 2012): 29-45.

"The Assumption is…” in Howarth, ed., History, Hearsay, and Heresy: Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell (Gorgias Press: 2010):1-12.

Editor, History, Hearsay, and Heresy: Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell (Gorgias            Press: 2010).

Executive Producer (film), Pompeii: a City Uncovered (Mercyhurst Film Institute: 2010).

Editor, The Association of Ancient Historians Newsletter (September 2003-April 2009).

 The Origins of Roman Citizenship (Mellen Press: Lewiston, 2006).

"Rome, the Italians, and the Land," Historia 48.3 (1999): 282-300.