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Dr. Paul Kimball


Dr. Paul Kimball received his B.A. in Classics (concentration in Mediterranean archaeology) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1990, and his Ph.D. in Classics (concentration in ancient history) from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in 2004. His research focuses on the relationship between rhetorical performance and ritual practice in late antiquity. From 2010-2013 he was appointed to the American Philological Association’s Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception and organized the committee’s 2013 panel on “Arabic and Islamic Receptions of Classical Literature.”

Book Reviews

Russell, Thomas, Byzantium and the Bosporus: a historical study, from the seventh century BC until the foundation of Constantinople (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2017) for the Bryn Mawr Classical Review (forthcoming).

Anderson, Benjamin and Robert G. Ousterhout, Palmyra 1885: The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes (Cornucopia Books, Edinburgh, 2016) for the Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.7.25.

Aliquot, Julien, Inscriptions Grecques et Latines de la Syrie. Vol. 11, Mont Hermon (Liban et Syrie) (BAH Beyrouth 183: Institut Français du Proche-Orient, Beyrouth, 2008) and Yon, Jean-Baptiste & Pierre-Louis Gatier, Choix D’inscriptions grecques et latines de la Syrie. Guides archéologiques de l’Institut Français du Proche-Orient 6: Institut Français du Proche-Orient, Amman, 2009), a double review for the American Journal of Archaeology 114.4 (2010).

Penella, Robert J. (tr.), Man and the Word: The Orations of Himerius. Transformation of the Classical Heritage, vol. 43 (Univ. of California Press, 2007) for The Classical Review 60.1 (2010) 307-308.


“The Third Sophistic: New Approaches to Rhetoric in Late Antiquity” Journal of Late Antiquity 3.2 (2010) 262-263.