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Sarah H. Davies

Sarah H. Davies

Associate Professor of History (Sabbatical Spring 2024)

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

Middlebury College

  • International relations, imperialism, and historiography in the ancient Mediterranean
  • Rise of Rome as an interstate power, from 3rd to 1st centuries BCE
  • Cultural and political interactions in the Hellenistic period
  • Receptions of antiquity and constructions of the "Classical"
  • Carthage and the Punic Wars; Roman North Africa

Fall 2023

  • (HIST-165) Pompeii: Beyond the Time Capsule
  • (HIST-320) Alexander & the Hellenistic World

Spring 2024

  • On Sabbatical


      • (HIST-160) Seminar: Troy & the Trojan War
      • (HIST-180) Antiqui-tea: Spilling the Ancient Mediterranean
      • (GENS-145, 146, 176) The First-Year Experience / Seminar: Confronting the “Classical”


      • (HIST-215) Special Topics: Pompeii, Beyond the Time Capsule (now HIST-165)
      • (HIST-215) Special Topics in Ancient History: Who Owns Antiquity?
      • (ARTH/CLAS/HIST-224) Powerful Art/ifacts: Greece & Rome
      • (HIST-225) Cleopatra: History & Myth
      • (HIST-226) Meet the Ancient Greeks
      • (HIST-227) Meet the Ancient Romans
      • (HIST/CLAS-280) The “Other” Greece & Rome

      300- and 400-level

      • (HIST-320) Alexander & the Hellenistic World
      • (HIST-330) Hail Caesar? The Roman Revolution
      • (HIST-331) Carthage & Rome
      • (HIST-401) Senior Colloquium: (Un)learning Imperialism
      • (HIST-489) Seminar. House of Mirrors: Roman Imperialism (now HIST-393)
      • (HIST-498) Honors Thesis


      Rome, Global Dreams, & the International Origins of an Empire. Brill, Impact of Empire series, 35. https://brill.com/view/title/54221

      Peer-Reviewed Articles

      2019. "Weaving a Map of 'Global' Empire: Second-Century BCE Origins of Mediterraneanism." Mediterranean Studies 27.1: 1-35.

      2014. "Beginnings and Endings: 146 BCE as an Imperial Moment, from Polybius to Sallust." in R. Rita Marchese and F. Tutrone (eds.). Evil, Progress, and Fall: Moral Readings of Time and Cultural Development in Roman Literature. EPEKEINA vol. 4, n. 1-2, pp. 177-218. (http://www.ricercafilosofica.it/epekeina/index.php/epekeina/article/view/95)

      2013. "Carthage, Corinth, and 146 BCE: Shifting Paradigms of Roman Imperium." Ancient Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference (2010), Beyond Borders: Ancient Societies and their Conceptual Frontiers. University of California, Santa Barbara, California. (http://escholarship.org/uc/ancient_borderlands_rfg_2010)

      2011. "An Augustan Period Altar at Carthage: Freedman Status and Roman Provincial Identity." in S. Morton and D. Butler (eds.). It's Good to Be King - The Archaeology of Power & Authority. 41st (2008) Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Calgary: Chacmool Archaeological Association, The Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, pp. 213-224.

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