Gregory Golden

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Academic Background

PhD Rutgers University (Classics and Ancient History)
M. Litt. Oxford University (Literae Humaniores—Ancient History)
M.A. University of Chicago (Classics)
B.A. University of Pennsylvania cum laude (Classical Studies with Departmental Honors)


Gregory Golden is an Associate Professor of History at Rhode Island College. He teaches the advanced survey courses on Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Medieval Europe as well as general education courses in Western European history and for the First-Year Seminar program. His research focuses on the Roman Republic and early Roman Empire, with a special emphasis on how the political institutions of the Romans managed to control a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, large territorial empire with an apparatus originally meant to administer nothing more than a small city-state.


Crisis Management during the Roman Republic: The Role of Political Institutions in Emergencies (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Encyclopedia entries-
“senatus consultum ultimum,” “states of emergency” in Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia. (ABC-Clio, 2016).

Courses Taught

History 103: Multiple Voices, Europe in the World to 1600
History 161: Western History
History 300: History of Greece
History 301: Alexander and the Hellenistic World
History 302: The Roman Republic
History 303: The Roman Empire
History 304: Medieval History
History 350: Cleopatra
History 361: Seminar in History—Life in Greco-Roman Egypt
History 361: Seminar in History—The World of Cicero and Caesar
History 361: Seminar in History—Twelve Caesars

First-Year Seminar: Is Biography History?
First-Year Seminar: Twice-Told Tales

Page last updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011