Dr Jeremy Scott Armstrong
BA (University of New Mexico), MLitt, PhD (St Andrews)
Research | Current
- Early Rome and Latium
- The Roman army
- The Roman Republic
- 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.
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 working on a number of projects, including a Royal Society of New Zealand (Marsden Grant) funded project to investigate the production of ancient military equipment, two co-edited volumes on the archaic Italian economy, and a co-edited volume on ancient mercenaries. I am also completing work on a number of articles and chapters exploring various aspects of early Roman society, including the origins of Roman coinage and the cult of Romulus.
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
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
Level 8, Room 804
14A SYMONDS ST