Australasian Byzantine Publications 1997-1999


“John Chrysostom’s homilies on I and II Thessalonians: the preacher and his audience”, Studia Patristica 31 (1997), 3-21.

(with M. Cunningham) eds, Preacher and Audience: Studies in Early Christian and Byzantine Homiletics, Brill, Leiden 1998, pp. x + 370.

(with M. Cunningham) ‘Introduction’ to Preacher and Audience, Leiden 1998, 1-20.

“The sixth-century homily: a re-assessment”, in M. Cunningham and P. Allen, eds, Preacher and Audience, Leiden 1998, 201-225.

“The preacher and the audience in the Patristic world”, in J. Bigelow, ed., Our Cultural Heritage, Papers from the 1997 Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Canberra 1998, 203-218.

(with R. Canning and L. Cross), eds, Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, volume 1, Centre for Early Christian Studies, Brisbane 1998, pp. xvi + 409.

“A bishop’s spirituality: the case of Severus of Antioch”, in P. Allen et al., eds, Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, vol. 1, Brisbane 1998, 169-180.

“The identity of sixth-century preachers and audiences in Byzantium”, Mediterranean Archaeology 11 (1998) 245-253.

(with B. Neil), Documenta ad vitam s. Maximi confessoris spectantia, Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca, Brepols, Leuven 1999.

(with W. Mayer and L. Cross), eds, Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, volume 2, Centre for Early Christian Studies, Brisbane 1999, pp. xx + 440. 39 Plates.

“Severus of Antioch and pastoral care”, in P. Allen et al, eds, Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, vol. 2, Brisbane 1999, 387-400.

(with W. Mayer) John Chrysostom (The Early Church Fathers), Routledge, London 2000.

In progress:

Sophronius of Jerusalem

Severus of Antioch, Routledge

Greek Homilies on the Martyrs (with J. Leemans et al.), Routledge

Vitae of Maximus Confessor

Early Mariology


“Divide and fall: the separation of legionary cavalry and the fragmentation of the Roman Empire”, in Hillard, T.W., Kearsley, R.A., Nixon, C.V.E., Nobbs, A.M. (eds), Ancient History in a Modern University, William Eerdmans, Michigan-Cambridge UK, 1998, 238-244.

“The Roman identity and the Roman standing army in the late Roman Near East” in G. Clarke (ed), Identities in the Near East in Antiquity = Mediterranean Archaeology 11 (1998).

“A User’s Guide to the Notitia Dignitatum: the Case of the dux Armeniae’, Antichthon 32 (1998).

In progress:

(with J. Barlow) “Tribuni Scholarum Palatinarum c. A.D. 353-64: Ammianus Marcellinus and the Notitia Dignitatum”

The Notitia Dignitatum (Translated Texts for Historians), Liverpool University Press


“What Became of Herod’s Caesarea Maritima?”, The Patristic and Byzantine Review, New York, Vol. 2 (December 1992), 53-67.

Rev. of Benjamin Isaac, The Limits of Empire – The Roman Army in the East, in Ancient History, Resources for Teachers, Sydney, Vol. XXIII:1 (1993) 50-53.

“Did Cosmas ever reach India and Ceylon?”, Jarhbuch für Antike und Christentum 20 (1996), 609-616.

“The Rhadanites: Ninth Century Jewish International Traders”, Australian Journal of Jewish Studies (1996) 65-77.

“Julian and the Rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple”, Abr-Nahrain 34 (1997) 18-29.

“Jews on the Silk Road”, Silk Road Studies II – Worlds of the Silk Roads: Ancient and Modern, 1998, 23-30.

“Vikings by Boat to Byzantium”, Byzantium and the North – Acta Byzantina Fennica 9 (1997-1998), Helsinki 1999, forthcoming.

“Harold, A Viking Prince in Byzantium”, Byzantium and the North – Acta Byzantina Fennica 10, Helskinki 2000, forthcoming.

“The Varangians, Pagan Mercenaries of the Byzantine Emperors”, in Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Christian Archaeology, Vienna, forthcoming.


“Kemasmata, Kabadion, Klibanion: some aspects of middle Byzantine military equipment reconsidered”, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 22 (1998).

“Propriety, Practicality and Pleasure: the paramaters of women’s dress”, in L. Garland and D. Smythe (eds), Non-Imperial Women in Byzantium, forthcoming.

In progress:

“Middle Byzantine Arms and Armour” (Provisional title) to appear in a volume on arms and armour from 500 to 1500 edited by David Nicolle.

“Concerning an unrecognised tunic from eastern Anatolia”

“Late Antique and medieval leatherwork in the Near East”

Squander on your back: a history of Byzantine and early Islamic clothing


Review of Victor Bivell (ed.), Macedonian Agenda. 16 Essays on the Development of Macedonian Culture in Australia, Pollitecon Publications, 1995, Journal of Australian Folklore, 12 (1997) 277-281.

Review of A. Davids (ed.), The Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the Turn of the First Millennium, Cambridge: CUP, 1995, Parergon, 15/1 (1997) 208-211.

Review of Jacqueline Long, Claudian’s In Eutropium or, How, When, and Why to Slander a Eunuch, University of North Carolina Press, 1997, Ancient History: Resources for Teachers, 27/2 (1998) 157-165.

“How Different, How Very Different from the Home Life of Our Own Dear Queen: Sexual Morality at the Late Byzantine Court, with Especial Reference to the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries”, Byzantine Studies/Études Byzantines, new series 1-2, 1-49, 1995-96 (1998).

“Social and Family Life at Court in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries: Imperial Women and their Priorities”, in Acts, 18th International Byzantine Congress, Selected Papers: Main and Communications, Moscow, 1991, ed. I. Sevcenko & G.G. Litavrin, Byzantine Studies/Études Byzantines, new series, vol. I, 184-195, 1996 (1998).

“The Fair Shepherdess: a Translation of JH Eu[morfh Boskopouvla, with an Introduction”, Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, 12 (1996/7) 423-439 (1998).

“Byzantium’s Age of Chivalry: the Historical Context of Digenes Akrites and the Akritic Songs”, (review article on Digenes Akrites: New Approaches to Byzantine Heroic Poetry, ed. Roderick Beaton & David Ricks (King’s College London Publications 2: Variorum, 1993)), Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, 12/13 (1996/7) 573-589 (1998).

Review of D.M. Nicol, The Reluctant Emperor. A Biography of John Cantacuzene, Byzantine Emperor and Monk, c. 1295-1383, Cambridge: CUP, 1996, Parergon 16/1 (1998) 190-192.

Review of L.J. Engels & H. Hofmann (eds), Neues Handbuch der Literaturwissenschaft, vol. IV. Spätantike mit einem Panorama der Byzantinischen Literatur, Wiesbaden: AULA Verlag, 1997, Classical Review 49 (1999) 100-102.

“Stephen Hagiochristophorites: logothete tou genikou 1182/83-1185″, Byzantion, 69/2 (1999) 18-23.

Byzantine Empresses. Women and Power in Byzantium, AD 527-1204, Routledge: London-New York 1999. 343 + xix pp, with 28 plates. ISBN 0-415-14688-7.

“Basil II as Humorist”, Byzantion, 69 (1999), forthcoming.

Review of Margaret Mullett, Theophylacht of Ochrid: Reading the Letters of a Byzantine Archbishop, Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Monographs 2: Variorum, 1997, Parergon, 16/2 (1998), forthcoming.

In progress:

Byzantine Humour and its Social Context, AD 527-1453.


“The Purposes of Cassidorus’s Variae,” in A.C. Murray (ed.), After Rome’s Fall: Narrators and Sources in Early Medieval History, Toronto 1998, 37-50.

“The Accession of Euric,” Francia 26 (1999) 1-41.

“Jordanes and Ablabius,” forthcoming in Latomus 58 (1999).

“Rome, Ravenna, and the Last Western Emperors,” forthcoming in Papers of the British School in Rome 68 (2001).

14 articles for the series Interdisciplinary Biographical Dictionaries (vol. 1: The Ancient World; vol. 2: Medieval Europe and the Rise of Christendom), Westport 1999/2000.

In progress:

Ceaseless Wayfarers: Envoys in the Late Antique West

(editor) Ethnicity, Power, and Myth in the Early Middle Ages (Studies in the Early Middle Ages), Brussels 2000.

“Was Ethnicity Politicized in the Earliest Middle Ages?” in A. Gillett (ed.), Ethnicity, Power, and Myth.


“Invocation and Immolation: The supplicatory use of Christ’s name on crucifixion amulets of the early Christian period”, in P. Allen,W. Mayer and L. Cross (eds), Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, vol. 2., Brisbane, 1999: 245-257.

(with B. Pearson), “Resurrection in Jewish-Christian Apocryphal Gospels and Early Christian Art”, in Christian-Jewish Relations through the Centuries (Roehampton Institute London Papers), Sheffield Academic Press, London, forthcoming.

“The Interpretation of the Bible in Art”, in Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation and Criticism, Routledge, London, forthcoming.

“Crucifixion”, “Shepherd”, in Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, ed. P. Corby Finney, W.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Michigan, forthcoming.

In progress:

Images of Christ Crucified in art of the early Christian period, PhD diss., University of Adelaide.


“Peter the Iberian: Itinerant Bishop and Symbol of Resistance”, in P. Allen, R. Canning, L. Cross, with J. Caiger (eds), Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, vol. 1, Brisbane, 1998: 159-168.

“Homage and Accommodation: the Alliances and Strategies of an Early Bishop”, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, vol. 2. Ed. P. Allen,W. Mayer and L. Cross, Brisbane, 1999: 371-386.

In progress:

“Spirituality Defined: a Journey in Exile for Severus of Antioch”

The Impact of Palestinian Monasticism: Charisma, Control and Controversy. PhD dissertation.


Die Oden Salomos in ihrer Bedeutung für Neues Testament und Gnosis. Band IV: [Ausgewählte Studien und Vorträge]. (OBO 25/4). XII, 284 pp. Freiburg, Schweiz: Universitätsverlag / Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1998.

“The Odes of Solomon: Discoveries, Editions and the Problem of Dating,” in T. W. Hillard, R. A. Kearsley, C. E. V. Nixon, and A. M. Nobbs (eds), Ancient History in a Modern University. Vol. 2: Early Christianity, Late Antiquity and Beyond, Macquarie University, N.S.W. Australia: Ancient History Documentary Research Centre; Grand Rapids, MI/ Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans, 1998, 61-70.

“Oden Salomos,” Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 7, 1998, 972-973.

“Hymnus,” Lexikon der antiken christlichen Literatur, 1998, 303-304.

“Psalm,” Lexikon der antiken christlichen Literatur, 1998, 525-526.

“Salomo,” Lexikon der antiken christlichen Literatur, 1998, 541-542.

“Psalmen Salomos,” Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 8 (1999) 1492.

“Testament Salomos,” Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 8 (1999) 1492.

“The Call to Discipleship and Proselytizing,” Harvard Theological Review 92 (1999) 359-362.

Oden Salomos: Text, Übersetzung, Kommentar. Teil 1: Oden 1 und 3-14. (NTOA 41/1). Freiburg, Schweiz: Universitätsverlag / Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1999.


“Manichaean Texts and Art from the Silk Road”, in J. Cribb and H. Wang (eds), Studies in Silk Road Coins and Culture, Kamakura 1997, 261-312.

“Manichaeism in Early Byzantium: Some observations”, in Atti del terzo congresso internazionale di studi Manicheismo e Oriente Christiano Antico, Arcavacata de Rende Amantea 31 agosto – 5 settembre 1993, a cura di L. Cirillo and A. van Tongerloo, Manichaean Studies 3, Brepols: Turnhout 1997, 217-234.

Manichaeism in Central Asia and China (Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies Vol. 27), Brill: Leiden 1998. 258 pp. [= Selected Studies Vol. 2] ISBN 90-04-10403-4.

(with D.A.S. Montserrat) (eds), Constantine, History, Historiography and Legend, Routledge: London 1998. 230pp., ISBN 0-415-10747-4.

(with S. Clackson, E.D.C. Hunter and M. Vermes), Dictionary of Manichaean Texts I : Texts from the Roman Empire (Texts in Syriac, Greek, Coptic and Latin), (= Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum, Series Subsidia II), Brepols: Turnhout 1998. 282pp., ISBN 2-503-50819.

“From History to Legend and Legend to History – the medieval and Byzantine transformation of Constantine’s Vita”, in S. Lieu and D. Montserrat (eds), Constantine, History, Historiography and Legend, London 1998, 136-176.

“From Iran to China – the eastward diffusion of Manichaeism”, in C. Benjamin and D. Christian (eds), Worlds of the Silk Road (= Silk Road Studies II), Brepols: Turnhout 1998, 1-22.

“The Self-Identity of Manichaeans in the Roman East”, Mediterranean Archaeology 11 (1998) 205-227.


“Monasticism at Antioch and Constantinople in the Late Fourth Century. A case of exclusivity or diversity?”, in P. Allen et al., eds, Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, vol. 1, Brisbane 1998, 275-298.

“The Sea made Holy. The liturgical function of the waters surrounding Constantinople”, Ephemerides Liturgicae 112 (1998) 459-468.

“John Chrysostom: Extraordinary Preacher, Ordinary Audience”, in M. Cunningham and P. Allen, eds, Preacher and Audience. Studies in Early Christian and Byzantine Homiletics, Leiden 1998, 105-137.

“Constantinopolitan Women in Chrysostom’s Circle”, Vigiliae Christianae 53 (1999) 265-288.

“Female Participation and the Late Fourth-Century Preacher’s Audience”, Augustinianum 39 (1999) 139-147.

(with P. Allen and L. Cross), eds, Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, vol. 2, Centre for Early Christian Studies, Brisbane 1999.

(with P. Allen) John Chrysostom (The Early Church Fathers Series), Routledge, London 2000.

“Cathedral Church or Cathedral Churches? The Situation at Constantinople (c.360-404 AD)”, Orientalia Christiana Periodica, forthcoming.

“Who came to hear John Chrysostom preach? Recovering a Late Fourth-Century Preacher’s Audience”, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, forthcoming.

“‘Les homélies de s. Jean Chrysostome en juillet 399′. A second look at Pargoire’s sequence and the chronology of the Novae homiliae (CPG 4441)”, Byzantinoslavica 60/2 (1999), forthcoming.

(with P. Allen), “John Chrysostom”, in P. Esler, ed., The Early Christian World, Routledge, London, forthcoming.

In progress:

“At Constantinople, how often did John Chrysostom preach?”

“Patronage, Pastoral Care and the Role of the Bishop at Antioch”

The Homilies of St John Chrysostom – Provenance. Reshaping the foundations.

“Making of the city a church: Stational and processional liturgies at Antioch”

(with P. Allen) “Through a Bishop’s Eyes: Towards a definition of pastoral care in late antiquity”.

(with P. Allen) John Chrysostom. The Cult of the Saints.

(with B. Kelty and P. Allen) “Pastoral Care in the Post-Constantinian Church. The Call for a Dialogue between Past and Present”.

(with J. Leemans, B. Dehandschutter and P. Allen), ‘Let us die that we may live’. Greek Homilies on Christian Martyrs.


(with M.P. Ghezzo and A. Rizzi), The Morosini Codex Vol. I., Unipress, Padua 1999. ISBN 88-8098-043-2.

In progress:

The Morosini Codex Vol. II (to be published late 2000).

“The Three Mustafas” (to be published in Essays Runciman).


“The Genre of the Apocalypse in Present Scholarly Discourse”, Bulletin of Biblical Studies 19 (1999) (in press).

“Chiliasm in the Theology of the Early Ecclesiastical Writers”, paper delivered at The Millenium Conference, Jerusalem 26 June-1 July 2000.


“Greek Art through the Ages”, in Greece, ed. David Willett et al. (Hawthorn, Vic., Lonely Planet, 2nd ed., 1996) 53-68; rp (3rd ed., 1998) 59-72.

“Italian Art and Architecture”, in Italy, ed. Helen Gillman et al. (Hawthorn, Vic., Lonely Planet, 3rd ed.,1998) 57-76.


“The Lives of Pope Martin 1 and Maximus the Confessor: some reconsiderations of dating and provenance”, Byzantion 68 (1998) 91-109.

(with P. Allen) Documenta ad vitam s. Maximi confessoris spectantia, Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca, Leuven 1999.

Anastasius Bibliothecarius’ Latin translation of Greek documents pertaining to the Life of Maximus the Confessor, doctoral diss., Australian Catholic University, Brisbane 1999.

“The Western Reaction to the Council of Nicaea II”, Journal of Theological Studies (in press).

In progress:

(with P. Allen), Vita Maximi Confessoris, Recensio 3.

(with P. Allen), Maximus the Confessor and his Companions: Biographical Documents.

“The Life of Maximus the Confessor and its three recensions”.

“Anastasius Bibliothecarius’ Latin translation of Two Byzantine Liturgical Commentaries”.


“Fear of Sex in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca”, Electronic Antiquity 4.2 (1998) 1-15.

“Chaos theory in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca”, Scholia, forthcoming.

“Breasts and milk in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca”, Classical World, forthcoming.

“Narcissism and leadership in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca”, Helios, forthcoming.

In progress:

Nonverbal communiucation in Suetonius and the Historia Augusta.

Pardon and revenge in Suetonius and the Historia Augusta.

Mockery and humiliation in late antiquity.


“Change and Continuity in Early Islamic Damascus”, ARAM Periodical (1994) Oxford-Leuven (pub. in 1997), 67-102.

(with A.G. Walmsley) “Identity and Self-Image in Syria-Palestine in the transition from Byzantine to Early Islamic Rule: Arab Christians and Muslims”, Mediterranean Archaeology 11 (1998) 255-287.

“Arab-Islamic Perceptions of Byzantine Religion and Culture”, in Muslim Perceptions of Other Religions: A historical Survey, ed. J. Waardenburg, OUP, New York-Oxford 1999, 122-135.

“Different Journeys: Place, Self and Imagination in the Classical Arabic Tradition”, forthcoming in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium of the Centre for Asian & Middle Eastern Architecture, University of Adelaide (with focus on Arabic poets [both Christian and Muslim] from pre Islamic and early Islamic Arabia & Syria [6th-8th centuries CE]).

In progress:

“The Byzantine and early Islamic genealogy of a Damascus Mamluk College: a study of literary and visual evidence”, International Conference on modern approaches to Islamic archaeology and history, Copenhagen, July 2000.

“From the Byzantine Basilica of St. John to the Umayyad Mosque: Christians and Muslims in Damascus (636-750 CE): a study on a changing cultural landscape”
Journeying Experience and Representation of Place in the Classical Arab-Islamic tradition (9th-12th centuries CE): A study on autobiographical testimonies of poets, worldly scholars and pilgrims.


“The Grand Hetaireiarch John Doukas: the Career of a Twelfth-Century Soldier and Diplomat”, Byzantion 1999, pp. 145-164.

“A Threefold Controversy concerning the Trinity: an Unregarded Attempt at Crosspollination between the Orthodox and Islamic Faiths at Byzantium in 1180″, Greek Orthodox Theological Review 1999, pp. 155-166.

“Eustathian panegyric as a historical source”, Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik, forthcoming.

In progress:

“On the influence of Hermogenes’ Theory of Ideas and other factors affecting style in the panegyrics of Eustathios of Thessaloniki” (near-complete).

“The Funeral Oration of Eustathios of Thessaloniki for Manuel I Komnenos: the Portrait of a Byzantine Emperor” (work well in progress).

“The Library of Eustathios of Thessaloniki: Literary Sources for Eustathian Panegyric”.

“Some Observations on the Syntax of Eustathian Panegyric”.

“Eustathios of Thessaloniki as a Word-Smith: some possible neologisms”.

The panegyrics of Eustathios of Thessaloniki’s Constantinopolitan period (1168/9-1180) (Translations and commentaries; submission has been delayed by the delay in the appearance of Peter Wirth’s book. Ten different orations have so far been translated).

Boncompagno da Signa’s Book on the siege of Ancona (Translation and commentary).

The panegyrics of Euthymios Malakes (Translations and commentaries).


“The Life of Saint Antony the Younger”, Studia Patristica 29 (1997) 153-157.

In progress:

Edition of the incomplete Greek text of the Life of St Antony the Younger in collaboration with David Turner (c/- BSA, Athens) and Daniel Farrell (Exeter College Oxford), involving re-examination of the Vienna MS (Codex Vindobonensis hist. gr. 31(23) fol. 1a-17a; cent.X) and Brussels MS (Bibliotheque Royale, MS 8163-69, fol. 2-16v) for the earlier part, and for the conclusion the Athens MS used by Halkin – codex Suppl. 534 in the National Library (cent.XII).


“Politikê Eudaimonia: Olympiodorus on Plato’s Republic”, in K. Boudouris (ed.), Plato’s Political Theory and Contemporary Political Thought, International Association for Greek Philosophy and Culture, Athens , 1997, vol II, 200-207.

“Olympiodorus’ Syllogistic”, Ancient Philosophy, 17, 1997, 411-24.

(with R. Jackson, K. Lycos) (eds, trans.), Olympiodorus: On Plato’s Gorgias, with introduction by H. Tarrant, Brill: Leiden 1998.

“Olympiodorus and History” in A. Nobbs et al. (eds), Ancient History in a Modern University, Eerdmans: Grand Rapids MI, 1998, vol. II 417-25.

“The Gorgias and the Demiurge”, Chapter 20 in J. Cleary (ed.), Traditions of Platonism, Ashgate Publishing: Aldershot 1999, 369-373.

“Observations on the Text of Olympiodorus On Plato’s Gorgias”, Mnemosyne 52 (1999) 23-40.

“Where Plato Speaks: Reflections on an Ancient Debate”, in G. Press (ed.), Who Speaks for Plato, Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield, 1999 forthcoming.

Plato’s First Interpreters, Duckworth and Cornell U.P.: London-Ithaca 2000.

“Late Neoplatonic Evidence for the Text of Pl. Gorg. 491d”, Hermes, forthcoming.