Dr. Gregory Golden

Gregory Golden
Department, Office, or School
Department of History
  • Associate Professor


B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.Litt., Oxford University
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Selected Publications

Crisis Management during the Roman Republic: The Role of Political Institutions in Emergencies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.


HIST 103 Multiple Voices: Europe in the World to 1600
Students examine the historian's craft by studying pivotal events highlighting the historical relationship between Europe and the world to 1600.

HIST 110: Global History to 1000
Students examine the development of human societies through a global perspective from earliest origins to 1000 in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

HIST 220: Ancient Greece
The development of ancient Greece from the archaic period to the death of Alexander the Great is examined. Topics include constitutional development, colonization, the Persian and Peloponnesians wars and slavery.

HIST 221: The Roman Republic
The development of Rome is explored from its eighth-century B.C. founding to the end of the Roman Republic, with emphasis on constitutional development, imperial expansion, and changing economic and social conditions.

HIST 222: The Roman Empire
The development of the Roman Empire is explored from the founding of the Julio-Claudian dynasty to the end of Roman rule in the West.

HIST 223: Medieval History
Western civilization is explored from the breakup of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the fourteenth century. Topics include the rise of Christianity, feudalism, and economic and technological developments.

HIST 282W History Matters II: Historical Research
Students will learn and practice the skills of original historical research—from developing research questions, identifying and analyzing primary and secondary sources, and writing research papers on a specific theme. This is a Writing in the Discipline (WID) course.

HIST 340 The Muslim World from the Age of Muhammad to 1800
The emergence of Islamic civilization in the Middle East is traced from the appearance of Islam in the seventh century to the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the diversity of cultural phenomena.

Research Interests

The Roman Republic, The Roman Empire, Roman Political Institutions