Publications of Grant R. Parker


  1. Work in progress: Book Manuscript, The Making of Roman India, in Book manuscript of c. 100,000 words undergoing revision and polishing (forthcoming, February 2005), under contract with Cambridge University Press
  2. Work in Progress: Book Project:, The Afterlife of Obelisks. Case-studies in the Roman appropriation of Egyptian obelisks (2005)
  3. Work in Progress: Edited Books:, Ancient India and its Wider World, edited with Carla Sinopoli, edited by reviewed and under consideration with Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan (2005)
  4. Moments in the Mediterranean: a reader in Mediterranean history, edited by miriam cooke, (projected completion, summer 2005), prospectus with sections under review with Duke University Press
  5. The Agony of Asar: a thesis on slavery by the former slave, Jacobus Eliza Johannes Capitein, 1717-1747. (2001), Markus Wiener Publishers (Translated with introduction and commentary.)

Papers Published

  1. Breyten Breytenbach, edited by Simon Gikandi, Routledge Encyclopaedia of African Literature (2003), pp. 77-79
  2. Ex oriente luxuria: Indian commodities and Roman experience, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, vol. 45.1 (2002), pp. 40-95
  3. Porous connections: the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, Thesis Eleven, vol. 67 (2001), pp. 59-79
  4. Primigenius; priscus; problema, Thesaurus linguae Latinae, vol. X.2 (1995-97)
  5. Pera; peragitare; percarus; perci(e)re and related words; percoquere; perdocere; perennis and related words, Thesaurus linguae Latinae, vol. X.1 (1994-97), B. G. Teubner (Leipzig.)
  6. Intimations of immortality: a study of perennis, Acta Classica, vol. 36 (1993), pp. 119-127
  7. The physical being and circulation of ancient literature: an introduction, Akroterion, vol. 37.3-4 (1992), pp. 114-133
  8. Orpheus in the Eighteenth Century: the use of myth in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, English in South Africa, vol. 35.2 (1992), pp. 25-38
  9. Euhoe, parce Liber: Horace on wine and poetic inspiration, South African Journal of Folklore Studies, vol. 2 (1991), pp. 40-50
  10. Patronage of letters in the early Roman Empire, Akroterion, vol. 36.4 (1991), pp. 140-152
  11. The "divine machinery" of the Aeneid, Akroterion, vol. 32.4 (1989), pp. 181-190

Papers Accepted

  1. Narrating monumentality: the Piazza Navona obelisk, Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, vol. 16 no. 2 (December, 2003), pp. 193-215

Papers Submitted

  1. Topographies of taste: Indian textiles and Mediterranean contexts, edited by Alka Patel, Ars Orientalis, vol. 34 (forthcoming) (forthcoming.)

Book Reviews

  1. with co-authors, Susan E. Alcock, Hendrik W. Dey and Grant Parker, review of R.J. Talbert (ed.), The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (Princeton 2000), Journal of Roman Archaeology 14 (2001) (2001), pp. 454-461
  2. Review of Journal of Roman Studies F. De Romanis and A. Tchernia (eds.), Crossings: early Mediterranean contacts with India (Delhi 1997), Journal of Roman Studies (2001), pp. 197
  3. ‘The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean world of Horden and Purcell:’ review article of Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell, The Corrupting Sea: a study of Mediterranean history (London 2000), Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, vol. 13.2 (2000), pp. 228-232
  4. Review of D. P. M. Weerakkody, Taprobane: Ancient Sri Lanka as known to Greeks and Romans (Turnhout 1997), Scholia n.s., vol. 8 (1999), pp. 115-120
  5. Review of Leonard Victor Rutgers, The Jews in Late Ancient Rome: evidence of cultural interaction in the Roman Diaspora (Leiden 1995),, Scholia n.s., vol. 6 (January, 1997), pp. 118-122