Joseph Roisman

Essays on the Drama of Euripides. Colby Quarterly, March and June 1997. Guest Editor with Hanna Roisman

The Homeric Epics: Literature, Society, and History. Colby Quarterly, September 1993. Guest Editor with Hanna Roisman

Articles and Reviews

“The Recent Past in Lycurgus, Against Leocrates, in A. Kepellos, ed., The Orators and Their Treatment of the Recent Past, De Gruyter, forthcoming.

“Arrian and His Sources: Omissions, Manipulations and Explanations,” In. J. Degen and R. Rollinger, eds., The World of Alexander in Perspective: Contextualizing Arrian, in the Classica et Oerientalia series, Harrasowitz, forthcoming.

“Alexander’s Expectations of Commanders and Friends.” In K. Nawotka and A. Wojciechowska, eds., The Ancient Near Eastern Legacy and Alexander vs. Alexander’s Legacy to the World. Melammu 13. Verlag der Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. 2021(?), forthcoming.

“Generalship.” A Companion to Greek Warfare. W. Heckel and E.E. Garvin, eds., Wiley-Blackwell. Forthcoming (forthcoming 2025).

“Desertions and the Rise and Fall of Rulers in Hellenistic Macedonia.” In E. Baynham and J. Walsh, eds. Alexander the Great and Propaganda. Routledge, 2021, 150-161.

“Alexander’s Friends.” In M. D’Agostini, E.M. Anson and F. Pownall, eds. Affective Relations and Personal Bonds in Hellenistic Antiquity. Studies in Honor of Elizabeth D. Carney. Oxford and Philadelphia. 2021, 165-186.

“Charismatic Leaders in Ancient Greece.” In J. P. Zúquete, ed., Routledge International Handbook of Charisma. New York. 2021, 53-64.

“Macedonian Veterans,” “Proxeny,” “Star of Vergina.” In W. Heckel, J. Heinrichs, S. Müller, F. Pownall, eds. Lexicon of Argead Makedonia. Berlin, Frank & Timme, 2020.

“Demosthenes’ Rhetoric of Social and Political Values” in G. Martin, ed. Oxford Handbook of Demosthenes. Oxford, 2019, 233-46.

“Demosthenes strategos,” “Nicias,” “Peace of Nicias.” The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell. revised. 2019.

“Fate and valor in Three Battle Descriptions in Diodoros.” In L. Hau, A. Meeus and B. Sheridan, eds. Diodorus of Sicily: Historiographical Theory and Practice in the Bibliotheke. Leuven, 2018, 507-518.

“Macedonian Body Language in the Attic Orators.” In S. Müller, T. Howe, H. Bowden and R. Rollinger, eds. The History of the Argeads. New Perspectives. Wiesbaden, 2017, 233-40.

“Alexander and the Amazonian Queen: Truth and Fiction.” In Ruffell, I and L. Hau, eds. Truth and History in the Ancient World. Routledge, London, 2017, pp. 250-266.

“Conclusions.” In C. Bearzot and F. Landucci, eds. Alexander’s Legacy. Atti del convegno, Milano Università cattolica del sacro couro, Settembre 2015. Milan, 2016, 215-218.

A thorough revision of “Alexander the Great.” Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford University Press. 2015.

“Opposition to Macedonian Kings: Riots for Rewards and Verbal Protests” In T. Howe, E.E. Garvin and G. Wrighton, eds. Greece, Macedon and Persia. Studies in Social, Political and Military History in Honour of Waldemar Heckel. Oxford and Philadelphia. 2015, 77-86.

“Persuading the People in Greek Participatory Communities,” in D. Hammer (ed.), A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic (Malden, 2014), 277–93.

“Perdiccas’ Invasion of Egypt.” In H. Hauben & A. Meeus (eds.), The Age of the Successors (323-276 BC). Studia Hellenistica. Leuven. Vol. 53 (2014), 455-474

“Greek and Roman Ethnosexuality.” In Hubbard, T.K., ed. A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities. 2014. Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, pp. 398-416.

“Royal Power, Law and Justice in Ancient Macedonia” Ancient History Bulletin 26.3-4 (2012), 131-148.

“Demosthenes,” “Nicias,” “Peace of Nicias.” The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell. 2012.

“Alexander the Great.” Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford University Press. Alive since 4/14/2011.

“The Silver Shields, Eumenes and Their Historian.” In A. Erskine, L. Llewellyn-Jones, and S. Winder, eds. Creating a Hellenistic World. 2011. The Classical Press of Wales. 61-81.

“Classical Macedonia to Perdiccas III,” In Roisman, J. and I. Worthington, eds. A Companion to Ancient Macedonia. Wiley-Blackwell. 2010, 145-65.

“Hieronymus of Cardia: Causation and Bias from Alexander to His Successors,” in E. Carney and D. Ogden, eds. Philip II and Alexander the Great: Father and Son, Lives and Afterlives. Oxford UP. 2010, 135-48, 285-86.

“Alexander the Great,” revised. World Book. 2009.

“Greek Perspectives on the Justness and Merits of the Trojan War.” College Literature. 2008. 35.4, pp. 97-109.

“A Precursor to Scholars: Robert Rossen's Alexander the Great.” Classical Outlook. 2007. 84.3: 101-103.

“Rhetoric, Contest, and Manliness.” In I. Worthington, ed., A Companion to Greek Rhetoric. 2007. Blackwell. Malden, MA: 393-410.

“Athenian Conspiracies: Rhetoric and Psychology.” In G. T. Papanikos & N. C.J. Pappas, eds. Themes in European History: Lessons for the 21st Century. Essays from the 3rd International Conference on European History. 2006. Athens: 27-32.

“Speaker- Audience Interaction in Athens: A Power Struggle.” In I Sluiter and R. Rosen, eds. Free Speech in Classical Antiquity. 2004. Leiden and Boston: 261-78.

“Honor in Alexander’s campaign.” In J. Roisman, ed., Brill’s Companion to Alexander the Great, 2003, Leiden and Boston: 279-321.

“The Rhetoric of Courage in the Athenian Orators,” in R. Rosen and I. Sluiter, eds. Andreia. Studies in Manliness and Courage in Classical Antiquity. Leiden, Boston, 2003: 127-143.

“The funeral Oration and the Rhetoric of Winning a Contest,” In R. Buzón, P. Cavallero, A. Romano, M. E. Steinberg. Eds. Los Estudios Clásicos ante el cambio de milenio: Vida. Muerte. Cultura. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires. 2002. Vol. 2: 375-383.

"Makedonian Conquests: Philip of Makedon and Alexander the Great.” In B. Vivante (ed.) Events that Changed Ancient Greece Westport, CT, 2002: 161-173

“How can Agamemnon be an Achilles? Drama in the Athenian Courts" Ancient History Bulletin 13.4 (1999), 157-161

“General Demosthenes Goes to Lebanon,” The Classical Bulletin 74.1 (1998), 55-63

"Contemporary Allusions in Euripides' Trojan Women," Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica 15.1 (1997), 38-47

"Creon's Roles and Personality in Sophocles' Antigone," Helios 23.1 (1996), 21-42

"The Background of the Battle of Tanagra and Some Related Issues," L'Antiquité Classique 62 (1993), 69-85

"Anaxibios and Xenophon's Anabasis," The Ancient History Bulletin, 2

(1988), 80-87; in Hebrew in Perlman Book. Thirty Three Studies in Honor

Of Shalom Perlman, Tel Aviv University, 1990, 359-367

"Klearchos in Xenophon's Anabasis," Scripta Classica Israelica 8-9

(1985/88), 30-52

"On Phrynichos' 'Sack of Miletos' and 'Phoinissai'," Eranos 86 (1988),15-23

"Alkidas in Thucydides," Historia, 36 (1987), 385-421

"Kallikratidas-- A Greek Patriot?" Classical Journal 83 (1987), 21-33

"The Image of the Political Exile in Archaic Greece," Ancient Society 15-17 (1984-1986), 23-32

"Maiandrios of Samos," Historia 34 (1985), 257-277

"Why Arrian Wrote the Anabasis?" Rivista Storica dell'Anticita 13-14 (1984-1985), 253-263

"Ptolemy and his Rivals in his History of Alexander," Classical Quarterly 34 (1984), 373-385; reprinted in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, v.112.

"Some Social Conventions and Deviations in Homeric Society," Acta Classica 25 (1982), 35-41

Review of J. M. O'Brein, Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy (London and New York, 1992), and K. B. Leyton-Brown and R. L. Cleveland, Alexander the Great. An Exercise in the Study of History (Melbeta, Nebraska 1992),The Classical Journal 89 (1994), 418-421

Review of Moral Codes and Social Structure in Ancient Greece. A Sociology of Greek Ethics from Homer to the Epicureans and the Stoics. By Joseph M. Bryant.(Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1996), American Journal of Sociology, 102.6 (1997), 1789-1791

Review of T.J. Luce, The Greek Historians (London and New York 1997), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 9.4. (1998) 347-351

Review of Alan L. Boegehold. The Lawcourts at Athens. Sites, Buildings, Equipment, Procedure, and Testimonia. The Athenian Agora. Vol. XXVII. Princeton: 1995, and Michael Edwards (ed., trs., comm.). Andocides. Greek Orators. Vol. IV. Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 1995, Classical World 92.1 (1998) 59-60

Review of A. Trevor. Ancient Greek France. Pennsylvania 1998. Choice September 1999

Review of F. Jacoby. Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker. Köln, London, New York. E. J. Brill. 1986-1995. 3 vols. Religious Studies Review. 25.4 (1999), 411.

Review of Gregory Crane. Thucydides and the Ancient Simplicity (Berkeley and Los Angeles 1998), Classical World 94.1 (2000) 85-6.

Review of A.B. Bosworth. The Legacy of Alexander; Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors. Oxford. 2000. Oxford UP. Choice June 2003

Review of F. L. Holt. Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions. Berekely. University of California Press. 2003. Journal of Military History. 68.2 (2004), 579-81.

Review of H.-P. Stahl. Thucydides: Man’s Place in History. Classical Press of Wales, 2003. Choice. September 2004.

Review of J.M. Dillon. Morality and Custom in Ancient Greece. Indiana University Press. 2004. Choice. June 2005.

Review of S. Müller, Massnahmen der Herschaftssicherung gegenüber der makedonischen Opposition bei Alexander der Grossen (Frankfurt am Main 2003), Classical Review. 2005. 55.2, 591-92.

Review of A. Rengakos and A. Tsakmakis, eds. Brill’s Companion to Thucydides. Leiden. 2006. Choice. March 2007.

Review of Thomas Van Nortwick, Imagining Men: Ideals of Masculinity in Ancient Greek Culture. Westport, CN. 2008. The History Teacher. 42.3 (May 2008).

Review of Lawrence A. Tritle, A New History of the Peloponnesian War. Choice. 48.3: 569, November 2010.

Review of Robinson, E.W. 2011. Democracy beyond Athens: Popular Government in Classical Greece. Cambridge. Choice, July 2012.

Review of E. Badian, Collected Papers on Alexander the Great (London: 2012), Sehepunkte, September 2012.

Review of R. M. Sheldon, Ambush. Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare (Barnsley: 2012), International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 26.4 (2013), 838-842.