The Australian National University
Emeritus Faculty Member

Beryl Rawson

Present position: Professor Emerita; Visiting Fellow, Classics, Faculty of Arts

Academic qualifications:

1955: BA (Uni. of Queensland) Honours I in Latin and French

1959: MA (Bryn Mawr College) in Latin and Greek

1961: PhD (Bryn Mawr College)

Some positions held:

1981-86 Dean, Faculty of Arts, ANU

1988-89 President, Australian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS)

1989-98 Professor of Classics, ANU, and (1989-97) Head of Department

1991-92 President, Australian Historical Association (AHA)

1991-94 Member, Australian Research Council (ARC)

Field of Research Specialism:

Roman history, especially social and political history of the late Republic and early Empire; iconography. In particular, 'The Roman Family' and 'Children and Childhood in Ancient Rome'.

Publications

Books:

  • The Politics of Friendship: Pompey and Cicero (Sydney University Press: 1978, reprinted 1981) vi + 217 pp. ISBN 0 424 06800 1
  • Antiquities: a Description of the Classics Department Museum in the ANU, Canberra, by J.R. Green with a section on coins by Beryl Rawson (Faculty of Arts, ANU, Canberra, 1981) pp 128-172. ISBN 0 908160 12 7
  • The Family in Ancient Rome: New Perspectives, ed. and contributor (Croom Helm, London and Sydney; Cornell U.P., N.Y.: 1986) vi + 279. ISBN 0 7099 4202 8; Routledge pb. 1992, ISBN 0 415 07996 9
  • Marriage, Divorce and Children in Ancient Rome , ed. and contributor (Oxford University Press: 1991) 224pp + xiv; plates and diagrams. ISBN 0 19 814918 2; Clarendon Paperback 1996. ISBN 0 19 815045 8
  • The Roman Family in Italy: Status, Sentiment, Space, ed. (with Paul Weaver) and contributor (Oxford University Press: 1997) 378 pp. + xvi; figures and tables. ISBN 0 19 815052 0; Clarendon Paperback 1999. ISBN 0 19 815283 3
  • Children and Childhood in Roman Italy (Oxford University Press: 2003) 418 pp. + xiv, 30 figures. ISBN 0 19 924034 5

Key words

Classics

History

Rome (ancient): Politics, Family, Children, Women