Andrew Bayliss

Colleges, School and Institutes


I’ve been obsessed with Ancient History since I learned about the last stand of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae when I was twelve. I studied Ancient History for my BA at Macquarie University in Australia, stayed on there for my PhD, before I had the opportunity to further my research at the British School at Athens. After moving to the UK I worked at the Department of Classics at Nottingham before coming to the University of Birmingham.

Research interests

My previous publications have focused on Athenian history, politics, and epigraphy, the Successors of Alexander the Great, and Eighteenth-century perceptions of ancient Greece.

I am currently working on Oath and State in Ancient Greece, and Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece, co-authored with Professors Alan Sommerstein (Nottingham) and Isabelle Torrance (Notre Dame). Both volumes will be published by de Gruyter.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

I would welcome research students interested in Athenian politics, Alexander the Great, the early Hellenistic period, and Sparta.