J. E. Lendon

William W. Corcoran Professor of History

(434) 924-6948
Nau Hall 496
Office Hours: On Leave

Field & Specialties

Greek History
Roman History


B.A. Yale 1986

Ph.D. Yale 1991


That Tyrant, Persuasion.  How Rhetoric Shaped the Roman World.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2022.

Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins. New York: Basic Books, 2010

Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005.

Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman World. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997.

Awards & Honors

2014-2015 Membership, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

2009-2010 Research Fellowship, Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

2004-2005, 2008 Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

2002 UVA All-University Outstanding Teaching Award.

1999-2000 Junior Fellowship, Center for Hellenic Studies.

1992-1993 John M. Olin Faculty Fellow in History.