About me

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David Hollander

Associate Professor

647 Ross Hall

Department of History

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011

Fax: (515) 294-6390

Email: dbh8 at iastate.edu


  • PhD in Ancient History, Columbia University (2002)
  • MPhil in Ancient History, Columbia University (1997)
  • MA in Ancient History, Columbia University (1994)
  • BA in Classical Studies, University of Chicago (1992)

Selected Publications

Book Reviews:

  • “Insights from Ancient Animal Husbandry,” a review of Maaike Groot, Livestock for Sale: Animal Husbandry in a Roman Frontier Zone. The Case Study of the Civitas Batavorum. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016. Classical Review 67.2 (2017).
  • Review of Peter Temin, The Roman Market Economy. Princeton, NJ and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2012. Enterprise & Society 16.4 (2015) 980-982.
  • Review of Alessandro Launaro: Peasants and Slaves: The Rural Population of Roman Italy (200 BC to AD 100). Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Classical Journal Online 2012.09.04. [Link]
  • Review of Emanuela Zanda: Fighting Hydra-like Luxury: Sumptuary Regulation in the Roman Republic. Pp. xii, 172. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2011. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.05.50. [Link]
  • Review of Michael Decker: Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East. Pp. xxviii, 326. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Agricultural History 84.4 (2010) 544-545.
  • Review of Lin Foxhall: Olive Cultivation in Ancient Greece. Seeking the Ancient Economy. Pp. xvii, 294. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Agricultural History 83.2 (2009) 280 – 281.


Forthcoming or in progress:

  • Ed. (with Tim Howe) A Companion to Ancient Agriculture.
  • Farmers and Agriculture in the Roman Economy.

LAST UPDATED: February 26, 2018.

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