Professor Ian Worthington, Ph.D.

Professor Ian Worthington
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Monash University
I don't merely want to open people's eyes to events in antiquity but to identify and appreciate how ancient history plays a role in human history. This is my way of making the old appear new again!
Dr. Ian Worthington is the Curators' Professor and Professor of History at the University of Missouri, where he has been teaching since 1998. The Curators' Professor title, which he received in 2013, is the highest research award in the UM system. Born in England, Professor Worthington earned a B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Hull and an M.A. in Ancient History from the University of Durham. In 1987 he was awarded a Ph.D. from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, with a thesis on the Greek orator Dinarchus and Athenian history in the age of Alexander the Great. He went on to teach for 10 years in the classics departments at the universities of New England and of Tasmania. In 2005 Professor Worthington won the Chancellorπs Award for Outstanding Research and Creativity in the Humanities and in 2007 the Student-Athlete Most Inspiring Professor Award. In 2011 he was the recipient of the William H. Byler Distinguished Professor Award and the CAMWS Excellence in College Teaching Award. Professor Worthington has published 6 sole-authored books, 11 edited books, and 100 articles, book chapters, and essays on Greek history, oratory and epigraphy, including By the Spear, The Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire (Oxford University Press: 2014), Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece (Oxford University Press 2013), Philip II of Macedonia (Yale University Press 2008), and Alexander the Great: Man and God (Pearson 2004), and the Blackwell Companions to Ancient Macedonia (2010; coedited with Joseph Roisman), and Greek Rhetoric (2007). He is also editor-in-chief of Brill's New Jacoby. He and Joseph Roisman just completed a commentary on the ancient lives of the Attic orators for the Clarendon Ancient History Series (forthcoming, 2015). He is working on a biography of Ptolemy I for Oxford University Press.
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  1. Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World

    Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World

    Ian Worthington
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    Ancient Greek civilization tells a complex and intriguing story about the growth of the pivotal institutions that laid the groundwork for Western civilization. The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World immerses you in this exciting crucible of innovation with 48 lectures that focus on Greek democracy, law, and empire, as well as the people who molded them. Taught by award-winning Professor Ian Worthington, this...
  2. (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,039.90 Starting at $1,039.90 $1,039.90 $1,039.90$1,039.90
    Explore the vast scope of ancient history—and its undeniable impact on our modern world—in this sweeping two-course set. Start with The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, which immerses you in Greek ideas of democracy, law, and empire, as well as their impact on our own institutions. Then, continue with The Foundations of Western Civilization, which takes you from the great river valleys of Iraq to...
  3. (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation  Set

    (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Plunge into the ancient world with this course set that focuses on two distinct periods in history and their transformative effects on our modern world. In The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, immerse yourself in the exciting innovations the ancient Greeks made in democracy, law, and empire. Then, learn how the fall of the Roman Empire gave rise to three great civilizations: medieval Europe, the Byzantine...
  4. (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,039.90 Starting at $1,039.90 $1,039.90 $1,039.90$1,039.90
    Explore the two cornerstones of ancient Western civilization and learn their undeniable impact on our 21st-century world with this two-course set. The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World immerses you in this exciting crucible of innovation with 48 lectures that focus on Greek democracy, law, and empire, as well as the people who molded them. The History of Ancient Rome gives you a richly detailed look inside both...