Dr Jeremy Scott Armstrong

BA (University of New Mexico), MLitt, PhD (St Andrews)

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 M. Fronda (eds.) (2020) Romans at War: Citizens, Soldiers, and Society in Republican Rome. Routledge: London.

Armstrong, J. and M. Trundle (eds.) (2019) Brill's Companion to Sieges in the Ancient Mediterranean. Brill: Leiden.

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).


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 110 Dynasties, Democracy, Empire

ANCHIST 254 Early Rome

ANCHIST 354 Early Rome

ANCHIST 377 Study Abroad (Rome)

ANCIENT 728 Directed Study in Ancient Culture

ANCIENT 750 Sources and Approaches for the Ancient World

Distinctions/Honours

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

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Armstrong, J. (2017). The consulship of 367 BC and the evolution of Roman military authority. Antichthon, 51, 124-148. 10.1017/ann.2017.9
  • Armstrong, J., & Richardson, J. (2017). Authors, archaeology, and arguments: Evidence and models for early Roman politics. (pp. 1-20). Sydney University Press. 10.1017/ann.2017.3
  • 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

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Primary office location

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

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