Our first VIP episode! And apologies in advance for the sucky sound quality. We were calling Bob on his home telephone and I think it looked like this:

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Today’s guest is Emeritus Professor Bob Milns, of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland.

Bob was the Chair of Classics and Ancient History at UQ from 1970 until his retirement in 2003. He even has a museum named after him – The RD Milns Antiquities Museum – which is now valued as over two million dollars! Bob was Head of Department for twenty-three years and Dean of Arts for two. In 1997, Bob became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to education especially in the field of classics and ancient history. He was made Emeritus Professor in 2004.

He is a graduate of Leeds University and Cambridge, in both of which he gained first-class honours.

Major Publications:
Alexander the Great, Robert Hale, London, 1968.
The Spectre of Philip (with J.R. Ellis), Sydney University Press, 1970.
The Use of Documentary Evidence in the Study of Roman Imperial History (with B.W. Jones), Sydney University Press, 1984.
Suetonius: the Flavian Emperors (with B. Jones), Bristol Classical Press, 2002.
Numerous journal articles in learned journals and book-chapters.


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