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Professor Charles E. Muntz

University of Arkansas 
Department of History • 416 Old Main 
Fayetteville, AR 72701 •

Current Project

Ephorus and Fourth Century BCE Greek History and Historiography


Diodorus Siculus, Egypt, and Rome. Advisor: Prof. Mary T. Boatwright


Duke University, Ph.D. in Classical Studies, 2008
    Major Field: Ancient history       Minor Field: Ancient Literature
    Special Fields: War & Literature in Ancient Greece, Tacitus

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Session, 2006
American Academy in Rome Summer Program, 2004
Swarthmore College, B. A. with High Honors: Major in Latin, minor in Greek, and concentration in Computer Science, 2002

Professional Experience

Associate Professor of Ancient History, University of Arkansas, 2018-present
Arkansas Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, 2014-2015
Assistant Professor of Ancient History, University of Arkansas, 2012-2018
Visiting Assistant Professor of Ancient History, University of Arkansas, 2008–2012


Cleveland Burton Fellowship, University of Arkansas, 2019
Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship, 2014-2015
Connor Faculty Fellowship, University of Arkansas, 2014
Mitch Singleton Travel Award, 2013
Duke University Graduate Fellowship 2002-2008
Mary A. Grant Award for Study in Rome, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 2004

Books & Monographs

Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters

“The Argonautica of Diodorus Siculus.” TAPA 148 (2018): 331-360.
“Diodorus, Mythology, and Historiography.” In Diodoros of Sicily. Historiographical Theory and Practice in the Bibliotheke, ed. L. I. Hau, A. Meeus & B. Sheridan, 365-387. Studia Hellenistica 58. Leuven: Peeters, 2018.
“Vivaldi, Gasparini, Mary Magdalene and the Women of the Pieta.” Women and Music 20 (2016): 27-56. Co–author with Robert Kintzel.
“Diodorus Siculus and Megasthenes: A Reappraisal.”  Classical Philology 107.1 (2012): 21-37.
“The Sources of Diodorus Siculus, Book 1.”  Classical Quarterly 61.2 (2011): 573-593.
“The Invocation of Darius in Aeschylus’ Persae.”  Classical Journal 106.3 (2011): 257-271.
“Vivaldi’s lost Exodus and Epiphany Oratorios, Part I Moyses Deus Pharaonis RV 643.” Studi Vivaldiani 6 (2006): 101-157. Co-author with Robert Kintzel.


“Diodorus Siculus, the Golden Fleece, and the Fall of the Roman Republic.” Sigma Xi Lecture Series, University of Arkansas, March 9, 2018
“Sallust and the Mytilenean Debate.” 149th Annual Meeting of the Society of Classical Studies, Boston MA, January 6, 2018
“The Argonautica of Diodorus Siculus.” 147th Annual Meeting of the Society of Classical Studies, San Francisco CA, January 8, 2016.
“Ancient Historians in Context: The Curious Case of Diodorus.” Lunchtime Seminar Series, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, February 25, 2015.
“Why Diodorus?” Faculty of Classics, Ancient History Seminar Series, Cambridge University, February 2, 2015.
“Sophocles and Der Ring des Nibelungen.” 109th Annual Meeting of CAMWS, Iowa City IA, April 18, 2013
“The Myth of Diodorus.”  Diodorus Siculus: Shared Myths, World Community, and Universal History – An International Conference.  University of Glasgow, Scotland, August 31-September 2, 2011. 
“Diodorus Siculus and Caesar’s Calendar.”  Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Anaheim CA, January 8, 2010.
“The Invocation of Darius in the Persae.” 102nd Annual Meeting of CAMWS, Gainesville FL, April 7, 2006.

Conference Organization

Co-Chair, Phi Alpha Theta 100th Anniversary Super-Regional Conference, Fayetteville AR, March 12-13 2021
Chair and Commentator, Ancient History Panel, 30th Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield MO, September 26, 2008.

Book Reviews

Kelley, D. H. and James McDonald. Xenophon's 'Hellenika'. A commentary, vol. I: Hell. i.1.1-ii.2.24. Amsterdam: Hakkert, 2019. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2020.06.37
Balmaceda, Catalina. Virtus Romana: Politics and Memory in the Roman Historians. American Historical Review, forthcoming
Justin. Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompieus Trogus. Volume II: Books 13–15: The Successors to Alexander the Great. Translation and Appendices by J. C. Yardley, Commentary by Pat Wheatley and Waldemar Heckel. Classical Philology Online: 2013.1.5
Liddel, Peter and Andrew Fear (eds.), Historiae Mundi: Studies in Universal Historiography. London, 2010.  Bryn Mawr Classical Review2010.07.53.
Cheshire, Keyne.  Alexander the Great.  Cambridge, 2009.  Bryn Mawr Classical Review2009.9.62.
Kelly, Gavin.  Ammianus Marcellinus: The Allusive Historian. Cambridge, 2008.  Classical Bulletin 84: 133-4.

Teaching Experience:

Current History Courses

  HIST 3013 Ancient Historians
  HIST 4113 Archaic Greece
  HIST 4003 Democratic Athens
  HIST 4013 Alexander the Great & the Hellenistic World
  HIST 4023 Roman Republic
  HIST 4033 Roman Empire
  HIST 4043 Late Antiquity
  HIST 4103 Byzantine Empire

Honors Colloquia and Special Topics Courses

  Age of Nero (Honors Colloquium)  
  Romans & Provincials (Honors Colloquium)
  Epic & History (Honors Colloquium

Study Abroad Programs

  Rome: From Antiquity to Modern (Semester-long program)

Ancient Language Courses

  GREK 2013 Homer
  GREK 4033 Herodotus & Thucydides
  LATN 3013 Caesar
  LATN 4003 Roman Historians
  LATN 4083 Roman Oratory

University Service

Arkansas Humanities Center Steering Committee, 2020-present
Catastrophic Leave Committee, University of Arkansas, 2018-present
Rome Center Steering Committee, Fulbright College, University of Arkansas 2016-present
Fulbright College Study Abroad Committee, University of Arkansas, 2018
Religious Studies Program Steering Committee, University of Arkansas 2012-present
Classical Studies Program Steering Committee, University of Arkansas 2012-present

Departmental Service

Chair, Awards Committee, 2013-present, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Co-Chair, Phi Alpha Theta Committee, 2019-present, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Curriculum & Retention Committee, 2015-2019, Department of History, University of Arkansas
British History Search Committee, 2015-2016, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Early Modern History Search Committee, 2013-2014, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Awards Committee, 2012-2013, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Scribe, 2012-2014, Department of History, University of Arkansas

Graduate Supervision

Michael McCoy, Ph.D. Dissertation “The Responses of the Roman Imperial Government to Natural Disasters.” Defended summer 2014.

Professional Associations

American Philological Association
American Historical Association
Association of Ancient Historians
Classical Association of the Middle West and South