Dr Eoghan Moloney

Biography

Dr Eoghan Moloney is Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Ancient History in the Department of Ancient Classics and formerly senior lecturer in Classical Studies at the University of Winchester (2015-2022) as well as lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Adelaide (2006-2012). However, prior to holding permanent posts in Australia and the United Kingdom, Dr Moloney – born and raised in the area – both studied and taught at Maynooth. 

Eoghan took both an undergraduate degree (Classics and English) and an MA (Classics) in the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy. Awarded a three-year Travelling Studentship by the National University of Ireland, he then moved to Darwin College, Cambridge, where he completed his PhD on the cultural history of the ancient Macedonians in the Faculty of Classics. Between 2004-2006 Dr Moloney was back at the Department of Ancient Classics as an IRCHSS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and again in 2012 for a spell as lecturer, before returning once more in September 2022.

Research Interests

Although a broadly-trained Classicist, since his PhD Dr Moloney has specialized on the history of ancient Macedon and continues to work and publish on the ancient Argead kings. Beyond a particular interest in Alexander the Great & co., other research activity explores the importance of peace as a critical part of ancient life, comparing and contrasting peace theories and practices across different periods and regions. That work led to the publication of Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World (2017), a volume co-edited with Dr Michael Williams. In addition to those projects, more recently work has started on another panoramic review, The Phoenix Project, an initiative that will bring together classical, medieval, and modern historians to analyse the ability of systems through history to absorb disturbance, and comment on future capacities for renewal, re-organization, and re-development. 

Having supervised postgraduate work in Australia and the UK, Eoghan would welcome inquiries for research supervision for Masters or PhD candidates in any of those broad areas noted above.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 '‘Classics in the van of the Irish Revolt. Ancient ideals and 1916’'
E.P. Moloney (2020) '‘Classics in the van of the Irish Revolt. Ancient ideals and 1916’' In: I. Torrance & D. O’Rourke (eds). Classics and Irish Politics 1916-2016. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [DOI] [Details]
2020 ''The paradox of allegiances: Alexander I of Macedon and Persian power.''
E.P. Moloney (2020) ''The paradox of allegiances: Alexander I of Macedon and Persian power.'' In: S. Medenieks (eds). Elite responses to the rise of Achaemenid Persia. Special Issue of Hermathena. Dublin: Hermathena. [Details]
2017 '‘The compromise of kings: Philip II and Macedonian peace’'
E.P. Moloney (2017) '‘The compromise of kings: Philip II and Macedonian peace’' In: E.P. Moloney & M.S. Williams (eds). Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World. London & New York: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2017 '‘Imagining, establishing, and instituting peace’'
E.P. Moloney & & M.S. Williams (2017) '‘Imagining, establishing, and instituting peace’' In: E.P. Moloney & M.S. Williams (eds). Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World. London & New York: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2014 '‘‘Philippus in acie tutior quam in theatro fuit…’ (Curtius 9.6.25). The Macedonian Kings and Greek Theatre’'
E.P. Moloney (2014) '‘‘Philippus in acie tutior quam in theatro fuit…’ (Curtius 9.6.25). The Macedonian Kings and Greek Theatre’' In: E. Csapo, H.R. Goette, J.R. Green, & P.J. Wilson (eds). Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BC. Berlin: De Gruyter. [DOI] [Details]
2013 '‘Greek Tragedy and Macedonia’'
E.P. Moloney (2013) '‘Greek Tragedy and Macedonia’' In: H. Roisman (eds). Encyclopaedia of Greek Tragedy. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World
E.P. Moloney & M.S. Williams (Ed.). (2017) Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World London & New York: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Review: L.J. Samons II's 'Pericles and the Conquest of History''
E.P. Moloney (2018) 'Review: L.J. Samons II's 'Pericles and the Conquest of History''. Classical Review, 69 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Review: M. Revermann's 'The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy''
E.P. Moloney (2016) 'Review: M. Revermann's 'The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy''. Phoenix-The Journal Of The Classical Association Of Canada, 70 (3/4) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Review: V. Vahtikari's 'Tragedy Performances outside Athens in the Late Fifth and the Fourth Centuries BC''
E.P. Moloney (2016) 'Review: V. Vahtikari's 'Tragedy Performances outside Athens in the Late Fifth and the Fourth Centuries BC''. Classical Review, 66 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2015 '‘Neither Agamemnon nor Thersites, Achilles nor Margites. The Heraclid kings of ancient Macedon’'
E.P. Moloney (2015) '‘Neither Agamemnon nor Thersites, Achilles nor Margites. The Heraclid kings of ancient Macedon’'. Antichthon, 49 :50-72 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Review: A. D’Angour's 'The Greeks and the New''
E.P. Moloney (2014) 'Review: A. D’Angour's 'The Greeks and the New''. Classical Review, 64 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Review: S. Lewis' Ancient Tyranny'
E.P. Moloney (2009) 'Review: S. Lewis' Ancient Tyranny'. Journal of Hellenic Studies, 129 [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Review: J. Romm's 'Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius''
E.P. Moloney (2006) 'Review: J. Romm's 'Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius''. Classical Review, 56 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Review: J. Beer's 'Sophocles and the Tragedy of Athenian Democracy''
E.P. Moloney (2005) 'Review: J. Beer's 'Sophocles and the Tragedy of Athenian Democracy''. Classical Review, 55 (1) [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1998 Research Bursary Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust
1999 Travelling Doctoral Studentship National University of Ireland
2000 Research Award Darwin College
2004 Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellowship IRCHSS
2009 Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Prize for Excellence in Teaching University of Adelaide
2010 Excellence in Education Initiative University of Adelaide
2012 National Digital Learning Resources Grant Centre for Teaching and Learning

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Queen's University Belfast External examiner 01-SEP-17 / 31-AUG-22
European Commission (Horizon Europe) Expert evaluator 01-SEP-15 / 30-NOV-16
University of Roehampton External examiner 01-SEP-17 / 31-AUG-21
Fonds de la recherche Scientifique (FNRS) Evaluator 26-FEB-19 / 06-MAY-20

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2019 Advance HE Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Education

Consultancy

  Client Description
Oxford University Press
Referee of ancient history/classical studies manuscripts submitted for publication.
Bloomsbury Publishing
Referee of ancient history/classical studies manuscripts submitted for publication.
Routledge
Referee of ancient history/classical studies manuscripts submitted for publication.

Reviews

  Journal Role
Classics Ireland Referee
American Journal Of Ancient History Referee
Cambridge Classical Journal Referee
Antichthon Referee