Dr. Edward M. Anson

Distinguished Historian

AnsonDr. Edward Anson is an internationally renowned scholar for his work and study of fourth century B.C. Greek history. Dr. Anson has authored or edited five books and has authored an exceptional number of publications during his time at UA Little Rock, including more than 30 articles in high profile journals, 10 book chapters, and more than 50 encyclopedia entries.

While Dr. Anson’s early career was marked by great successes including acclaim with the publication of his Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians,
published by E.J. Brill, his dedication to quality scholarship has only continued over the last five years. In recent years, Dr. Anson published six peer-reviewed articles, six book chapters, and two books. In addition, Dr. Anson currently
has one book and two book chapters in press. These numbers alone attest to the remarkable commitment Dr. Anson has to quality research.

Dr. Anson is hailed by scholars all over the world for his area of specialization, the era of Alexander the Great and his Successors. However, Dr. Anson’s contributions in the area of Greek history in the fourth century B.C. and his writings about such topics as the Macedonian army, the structure of the state, Macedonian ethnicity, the chronology of the Diadoch era, the economy of the ancient world, and Macedonian prosopography are renowned. As Dr. A. B. Bosworth, Honorary Professor of Ancient History, Macquarie University, NSW, states, “Anson’s work is careful, solidly underpinned scholarship; thoughtful, illuminating and original.”

Dr. Anson’s degrees include a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from
Drake University.

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