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Professor Jill Harries

Prof Jill Harries, picture by Mary WK

Emeritus Professor

jdh2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research Interests

Later Roman empire, History of Roman Gaul. History of Christianity, History of Women in Antiquity, Roman legal culture and society.

Current research projects

Vol. 7 of the Edinburgh History of Ancient Rome on the period from Diocletian to Julian (284-363).

I will then work up my ideas on Roman law and legal culture in I (under contract to Wiley-Blackwell) and, in more detail in a longer book, provisionally entitled Lawyers and Antiquity in Early Imperial Rome

Publications

Law and Empire: Ideas, Practices, Actors
Humfress, C., Duindam, J., Harries, J. D. & Hurvitz, N., 2013, Brill.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Imperial Rome AD 284 to 363: The New Empire
Harries, J. D., Mar 2012, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 382 p. (Edinburgh HIstory of Ancient Rome; vol. 7)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Law and Crime in the Roman World
Harries, J. D., 2007, Cambridge University Press. 148 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Cicero and the Jurists: from Citizens' Law to the Lawful State
Harries, J. D., 2006, Duckworth. 256 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Law and Empire in Late Antiquity
Harries, J. D., 1998, Cambridge University Press.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Modus Operandi: Essays in Honour of Professor G. E. Rickman
Smith, C. J., Austin, MM. & Harries, J. D., 1998, BICS.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Sidonius Apollinaris and the Fall of Rome
Harries, J. D., 1994, Oxford University Press.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

'The Law in Cicero's Writings'
Harries, J. D., 2013, Cambridge Companion to Cicero. Steel, C. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 107-121 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'The Senatus Consultum Silanianum; court decisions and judicial severity in the early Roman Empire.'
Harries, J. D., 2013, New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman world. du Plessis, P. (ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 51-72 21 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Encyclopaedias and Autocracy: Justinian's Encyclopaedia of Roman Law
Harries, J. D., 2013, Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance. König, J. & Woolf, G. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 178-196 19 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Roman Law from City State to World Empire
Harries, J. D., 2013, Law and Empire.: Ideas, Practices, Actors.. Duindam, J., Harries, J., Humfress, C. & Hurvitz, N. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 45-61 16 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Roman Law and Legal Culture'
Harries, J. D., 2012, Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity. Johnson, S. (ed.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Julian as author:  letters and legislation
Harries, J. D., 2012, Julian the Apostate: the emperor as author. Baker-Brian, N. & Tougher, S. (eds.). Classical Press of Wales
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Constantine the lawgiver'
Harries, J. D., 2010, From the Tetrarchy to the Theodosians. Later Roman History and Culture, 284-450 CE.. Sogno, C., McGill, S. & Watts, E. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 73-92
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Courts and the Judicial System'
Harries, J. D., 2010, The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine. Hezser, C. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 85-101
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Roman Law
Harries, J. D., 2010, Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies. Scheidel, W. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 637-650
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Contextualising Torture.  Rules and conventions in the Roman Digest'
Harries, J. D., 2009, War, Torture and Terrorism. Rethinking the Rules of International Security. Lang, A. (ed.). Routledge, p. 39-53
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Tertullianus and son?'
Harries, J. D., 2009, A Wandering Galilaean: Essays in honour of Sean Freyne. Rogers, Z., Daly-Denton, M. & McKinley, A. F. (eds.). Brill, p. 385-400
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'The impact of Christianity on religious law' and 'The Roman Jurists'
Harries, J. D., 2009, Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. Lewis, A. (ed.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Roman Law Codes and the Roman Legal Tradition
Harries, J. D., 2007, Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman World. Cairns, J. & du Plessis, P. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 85-104
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Violence, Victims and the Legal Tradition in Late Antiquity
Harries, J. D., 2006, Violence in Late Antiquity. Perceptions and Practice. Drake, H. (ed.). Ashgate, p. 85-102
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cicero and the Law
Harries, J. D., 2004, Cicero the Advocate. Paterson, J. & Powell, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 147-163
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Creating Legal Space: Settling Disputes in the Roman Empire
Harries, J. D., 2003, Rabbinic Law in its Roman and Near Eastern Context. Hezser, C. (ed.). Mohr Siebeck, p. 63-81
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Favor populi: pagans, Christians and public entertainment in late Antique Italy
Harries, J. D., 2003, Bread and Circuses: Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy. Lomas, K. & Cornell, T. (eds.). Routledge, p. 125-141
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther contribution

Cicero and the Defining of the Ius Civile
Harries, J. D., 2002, Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin. Clark, G. & Rajak, T. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 51-68 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.001.0001
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther contribution

Resolving Disputes: The Frontiers of Law in Late Antiquity
Harries, J. D., 2001, Law, Society and Authority in Late Antiquity. Mathisen, RE. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 68-82
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Armies, emperors and bureaucrats
Harries, J. D., 2000, The Early Christian World. Esler, P. F. (ed.). Routledge, Vol. 1. p. 26-52
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Legal culture and identity in the fifth-century west
Harries, J. D., 2000, Ethnicity and Culture in Late Antiquity. Mitchell, S. & Greatrex, G. (eds.). Duckworth, p. 45-57
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther contribution

Constructing the judge: judicial accountability and the culture of criticism in late antiquity
Harries, J. D., 1999, Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity (Routledge). Miles, R. (ed.). p. 214-233
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sidonius
Harries, J. D., 1999, Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World. Bowersock, G. W., Brown, P. & Grabar, O. (eds.). Harvard University Press, p. 694-695
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

How to Make a Law Code
Harries, J. D., 1998, Modus Operandi Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Rickman, vol 71. Austin, MM., Harries, JD. & Smith, CJ. (eds.). BICS, p. 63-78
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Cube and the Square; masculinity and male social roles in Roman Boeotia
Harries, J. D., 1998, When Men were Men: Masculinity, Power and Identity in Classical Antiquity. Foxhall, L. & Salmon, J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 184-194
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Superfluous Verbiage? Rhetoric and Law in the Age of Constantine and Julian
Harries, J. D., 2011, In : Journal of Early Christian Studies. 19, 3, p. 345-374 30 p. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2011.0030
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cicero and societas.
Harries, J. D., 2010, In : Annaeus. p. 151-160 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Episcopal Elections 250-600. Hierarchy and Popular Will in Late Antiquity
Harries, J., Oct 2011, In : Classical Review. 61, 2, p. 568-571 5 p. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X11001685
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

Research students

A number of doctoral theses successfully completed over the years, especially on aspects of Late Antique religious experience; for example, the Church in Northern Italy; and John Cassian. Several former doctoral students are now in academic jobs in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the USA.

Current doctoral students are researching on constitutionalism in the Late Roman Republic; the reception of Cicero in the US; and Aulus Gellius.

Academic career

Educated at Somerville College, Oxford (1969-73 and 1974-76), First Class Honours in Classics (Literae Humaniores) in Honour mods (1971) and Finals (1973). D.Phil. (1981). Lecturer in Ancient History at St Andrews (1976), appointed Professor (1997). Kennedy Scholar at Harvard (1973-74); Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford (1996-97) and Bird Fellow at Emory, USA (2003). Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1986).