Worthington, Ian



Ian Worthington is Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He taught for ten years in the Classics departments at the Universities of New England and of Tasmania in Australia before moving to Missouri in 1998. He has published fourteen sole-authored and edited books and over eighty articles on Greek history, epigraphy and oratory, including, most recently, the biographies Alexander the Great: Man and God (2004) and Philip II of Macedonia (2008), as well as the Blackwell Companion to Greek Rhetoric (2006). He is currently writing a book on Demosthenes, editing the Blackwell Companion to Ancient Macedonia, and is Editor-in-Chief of Brill’s New Jacoby, a new edition, with translations and commentaries, of 856 fragmentary Greek historians involving a team of 112 scholars in 16 countries (published in biannual installments, 2007-2013). He has convened a number of national and international conferences, and founded the biennial Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece conference series as well as the biennial Fordyce Mitchel Memorial Lecture Series. In 2008 he finished filming a course on the ancient Greek world for The Teaching Company. In 2005 he won the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creativity in the Humanities, and in 2007 the Student-Athlete Advisory Council Most Inspiring Professor Award, both at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Philip II of Macedonia
(Our Cover Feature of April 23, 2009)