Waldemar Heckel

Waldemar Heckel (born 1949) is a Canadian historian.

Waldemar Heckel
Born1949 (1949)
Academic background
EducationMcMaster University (MA, 1973)
University of British Columbia (PhD, 1978)
Academic work
DisciplineGreek history
InstitutionsUniversity of Calgary (retired)

Heckel was born in Bad Königshofen, Germany in 1949. He attained his master's degree in 1973 from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and earned his doctorate in 1978 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. His dissertation on the "marshals" of Alexander the Great also formed the basis for his 1992 work on this subject. Heckel is internationally regarded as a researcher on Alexander the Great, and has published numerous works on this. Other focal points of his research are ancient Greek history and ancient Greek warfare.

Until his retirement in late 2013, Heckel taught as a professor of ancient history at the University of Calgary.

Selected publicationsEdit

MonographsEdit

  • The Conquests of Alexander the Great. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007.[1]
  • Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great. Prosopography of Alexander's empire. Blackwell, 2006.[2]
  • The Marshals of Alexander's empire. Routledge, 1992; 2nd ed., Alexander’s Marshals: A Study of the Makedonian Aristocracy and the Politics of Military Leadership, 2016.[3]
  • The Last Days and Testament of Alexander the Great: A Prosopographic Study. Stuttgart: Steiner, 1988.[4]

Commentary and translationEdit

  • Livy: The Dawn of the Roman Empire (Books 31-40). Translated by JC Yardley, comment by Waldemar Heckel. Oxford University Press, 2000.[5]
  • Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus. Volume I, Books 11-12: Alexander the Great, 1997; Volume II: Books 13-15: The Successors to Alexander the Great, 2011. Translated by JC Yardley, comment by Waldemar Heckel. Oxford Univ. Press.[6]
  • Quintus Curtius Rufus: The History of Alexander. Translated by JC Yardley, with introduction, notes and commentary by Waldemar Heckel. Penguin, 1984; corrected edition 2001 (several reprints).[7]

Edited volumesEdit

  • Alexander the Great. A New History. Edited with Lawrence A. Tritle. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.[8]
  • Alexander the Great. Historical Sources in Translation. Edited with John C. Yardley. Blackwell, 2004.[9]
  • Crossroads of History: The Age of Alexander. Edited with Lawrence A. Tritle. Regina Books, 2003.[10]
  • Ancient Coins of the Graeco-Roman World: The Nickle Numismatic Papers. Edited with Richard Sullivan. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 1984.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reviews of The Conquests of Alexander the Great: Holt, Frank L. (2010). Phoenix. 64 (3/4): 442–443. ISSN 0031-8299. JSTOR 23074760.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Eckstein, Arthur M. (2008). The International History Review. 30 (4): 814–816. ISSN 0707-5332. JSTOR 40213736.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Prandi, Luisa (January–April 2009). Aevum. 83 (1): 243–245. JSTOR 20862191.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Weber, Gregor (2012). Gnomon. 84 (6): 568–569. JSTOR 23270362.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  2. ^ Reviews of Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Lewis, Gwyneth (2009). Phoenix. 63 (1/2): 172–174. ISSN 0031-8299. JSTOR 25651775.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Engels, David (2009). Latomus. 68 (2): 505–506. ISSN 0023-8856. JSTOR 41546133.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Straus, Jean A. (2008). L'Antiquité Classique. 77: 630–631. ISSN 0770-2817. JSTOR 41813181.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Worthington, Ian (2007). "Review". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2007.01.42. Thomas, Carol (2007). Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada. 7 (1): 53–54. doi:10.1353/mou.0.0012. S2CID 162663476.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Ager, Sheila (2008). University of Toronto Quarterly. 77 (1): 213–215. doi:10.1353/utq.0.0163. S2CID 162251788.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Trevett, J. C. (2008). Classical Bulletin. 84 (2): 116–118. ProQuest 222301899.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  3. ^ Reviews of The Marshals of Alexander's empire: Shipley, Graham (1999). "Alexander's Marshals". The Classical Review. 49 (2): 480–482. doi:10.1093/cr/49.2.480. ISSN 0009-840X. JSTOR 714151. Högemann, Peter (1994). Historische Zeitschrift. 259 (1): 162–163. ISSN 0018-2613. JSTOR 27629376.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Mosley, D. J. (1996). "Review". Echos du Monde Classique: Classical Views. 40 (2): 331–334. ISSN 1913-5416. Bertrand, Jean-Marie (1994). L'Antiquité Classique. 63: 525–526. JSTOR 41654450.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Erskine, Andrew (2017). "Review". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2017.09.19.
  4. ^ Reviews of The Last Days and Testament of Alexander the Great: A Prosopographic Study: Will, Wolfgang (December 1989). Historische Zeitschrift. 249 (3): 661–662. JSTOR 27626898.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Hannick, Jean-Marie (1991). L'Antiquité Classique. 60: 565–566. JSTOR 41655556.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Wirth, Gerhard (Summer 1990). Phoenix. 44 (2): 200–201. doi:10.2307/1088337. JSTOR 1088337.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Billault, Alain (January–June 1989). Revue des Études Grecques. 102 (485/486): 215. JSTOR 44264243.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Seibert, Jakob (1990). Gnomon. 62 (6): 564–566. JSTOR 27690547.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Guzmán Guerra, Antonio (January 1991). Emerita. 59: 394–396. ProQuest 1300465502.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  5. ^ Jacobs, John (2007). "Review of Livy: The Dawn of the Roman Empire". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2007.07.14.
  6. ^ Reviews of Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus: Romm, James (2013). The Classical World. 106 (4): 698–699. ISSN 0009-8418. JSTOR 24699715.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Burstein, Stanley (1999). "Review". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 1999.05.12. Rzepka, Jacek (2013). "Review". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2013.04.08.
  7. ^ Devine, A. M. (Fall 1985). "Review of Quintus Curtius Rufus". Phoenix. 39 (3): 297–298. doi:10.2307/1088649. JSTOR 1088649.
  8. ^ Romm, James (Summer 2011). "Review of Alexander the Great: A New History". The Classical World. 104 (4): 518–519. doi:10.1353/clw.2011.0091. JSTOR 41303476.
  9. ^ Flower, Michael A. (March 2005). "A Sourcebook for Alexander". The Classical Review. 55 (1): 227–228. doi:10.1093/clrevj/bni124. JSTOR 3662357. Lendering, Jona (2004). "Review". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2004.02.13.
  10. ^ Gilley, Dawn (2005). "Review". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2005.03.05.
  11. ^ Reviews of Ancient Coins of the Graeco-Roman World: Mathisen, Ralph (April 1986). American Journal of Archaeology. 90 (2): 241–242. doi:10.2307/505442. JSTOR 505442.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) Williams, Roderick T. (Fall 1986). Phoenix. 40 (3): 374–376. doi:10.2307/1088861. JSTOR 1088861.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)

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