Dr Jeremy Scott Armstrong

BA (Hons), MLitt, PhD

Research | Current

  • Early Rome and Latium
  • The Roman army
  • Roman Republican politics
  • Archaic Italian economy

Research and teaching interests

My research and teaching interests are primarily focused on archaic Central Italy (particularly Rome) and warfare in the Greco-Roman world. I am also generally interested in the history and archaeology of the Roman Republic and archaic Central Italy, the formation and development of ancient states, historiography, and the application of modern sociological and anthropological theory to ancient societies.

Select Publications

Books:

Armstrong, J. and J. Richardson. (eds.) Politics and Power in the Early Roman Republic (509 - 264 BC). Antichthon (Thematic Issue) vol. 51 (2017).

Armstrong, J. War and Society in Early Rome: From Warlords to Generals, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge (2016).

Armstrong, J. Early Roman Warfare: From the Regal Period to the First Punic War. Pen & Sword: London (2016).

Armstrong, J. (ed.) Circum Mare: Themes in Ancient Warfare, Brill: Leiden (2016).

Armstrong, J. and A. Spalinger (eds.) Rituals of Triumph in the Mediterranean World, Brill: Leiden (2013).

Selected Articles/Chapters:

Armstrong, J. ‘The origins of the Roman pilum revisited’ Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies, vol. 18. (2017) pp. 65-74.

Armstrong, J. ‘The Consulship in 367 BC and the Evolution of Roman Military Command’ in Antichthon, vol. 51 (2017), pp. 124-148.

Armstrong, J. and J. Richardson ‘Authors, Archaeology, and Arguments: Evidence and Models for Early Roman Politics’ in Antichthon, vol. 51 (2017), pp. 1-20.

Armstrong, J. ‘War in the Ancient Mediterranean World: An Introduction’ in Armstrong, J. (ed.) Circum Mare - Themes in Ancient Warfare, Brill: Leiden (2016), pages 1-12.

Armstrong, J. ‘Ties that Bind: Military Cohesion in Early Rome’ in Armstrong, J. (ed.) Circum Mare - Themes in Ancient Warfare, Brill: Leiden (2016), pages 101-119.

Armstrong, J. “Bands of Brothers’: Warfare and Fraternity in Early Rome’ in The Journal of Ancient History, Vol. 1.1 (2013) pages 53–69.

Armstrong, J. and A. Spalinger ‘Rituals of Triumph: A Brief Introduction’ in Armstrong, J. and A. Spalinger (eds.) Rituals of Triumph in the Mediterranean World, Brill: Leiden (2013), pages 1-6.

Armstrong, J. ‘Claiming victory: Triumphs in early Rome’ in Armstrong, J. and A. Spalinger (eds.) Rituals of Triumph in the Mediterranean World, Brill: Leiden (2013), pages 7-21.

Armstrong, J. ‘Power and Politics in 5th century BC Rome: The Censorship and Consular Tribunate in Context’ in Mackay, A. (ed.) (2011) The ASCS 32 Proceedings (ascs.org.au/news/ascs32/Armstrong.pdf).

Armstrong, J. ‘The Roman Triumph: Evolution of a Ritual’ in NZACT, vol. 37.3. (2010), pages 85-93.

Armstrong, J. ‘Breaking the Rules: Recruitment in the Early Roman Army (509-450 BC)’ in Bragg, E. et al (eds.) (2008) Beyond the Battlefields: New Perspectives on Warfare and Society in the Graeco-Roman World. Cambridge Scholars Press: Cambridge, pages 47-66.


Current / future work

I am currently finishing a co-authored volume, to be published through Oxford University Press, on the archaeology of archaic Central Italy. I have also been awarded a Royal Society of New Zealand - Marsden Grant to investigate the production of ancient military equipment over the next three years, and am completing work on a number of articles and chapters exploring various aspects of archaic Central Italian society, including the origins of Roman coinage and early Roman law.

Teaching | Current

ANCHIST 102 Ancient Greek History

ANCHIST 254 Early Rome

ANCHIST 256 The Ancient World at War

ANCHIST 260 Roman Revolutions

ANCHIST 354 Early Rome

ANCHIST 356 The Ancient World at War

ANCHIST 360 Roman Revolutions

ANCHIST 711 Topic in Roman Civilisation 1

ANCHIST 718 Roman Britain

ANCHIST 747AB Themes and Issues in Roman Culture

LATIN 100 Introduction to Latin Language 1

LATIN 101 Introduction to Latin Language 2

Distinctions/Honours

Early Career Teaching Excellence Award - University of Auckland (Faculty of Arts) - 2013

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Armstrong, J. (2016). Early Roman Warfare From the Regal Period to the First Punic War. Pen & Sword Books. Pages: 208.
  • Armstrong, J. (Ed.) (2016). Circum mare: Themes in ancient warfare. BRILL. Pages: 332.
  • Armstrong, J. (2016). War and Society in Early Rome. Cambridge University Press. Pages: 338.
  • Armstrong, J. (2016). Latin wars. In I. Spence, D. Kelly, P. Londey, S. Phang (Eds.) Conflict in ancient Greece and Rome: The definitive political, social, and military encyclopedia (pp. 995-997). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.
  • Armstrong, J. (2016). Overthrow of the monarchy (ca. 510 BCE). In I. Spence, D. Kelly, P. Londey, S. Phang (Eds.) Conflict in ancient Greece and Rome: The definitive political, social, and military encyclopedia (pp. 1087-1089). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.
  • Armstrong, J. S. (2013). “Bands of Brothers”: Warfare and Fraternity in Early Rome. Journal of Ancient History, 1 (1), 53-69. 10.1515/jah-2013-0004
  • Armstrong, J. (2013). Claudius Caecus, Appius. In R. Bagnall, K. Broderson, C. Champion, A. Erskine, S. Huebner (Eds.) The encyclopedia of ancient history (pp. 1547-1548). Malden, Massachusetts: Wiley-Blackwell. 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah20031
  • Armstrong, J., & Spalinger, A. (2013). Rituals of triumph: A brief introduction. In A. Spalinger, J. Armstrong (Eds.) Rituals of triumph in the Mediterranean world (pp. 1-6). Boston, USA: Brill. 10.1163/9789004251175_002
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anthony Spalinger

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ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
14A SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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