Jan Haywood is Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University, and his research expertise includes ancient Greek historiography, ancient divination (especially Greek oracles), classical receptions and the changing uses of writing in classical antiquity. He is Book Reviews Editor for The Journal of Hellenic Studies, a position that he shares with Fiona Hobden.
Jan has recently published Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War: Dialogues on Tradition (Bloomsbury Press, 2018, co-authored with Naoíse Mac Sweeney). He is now putting the finishing touches to a new monograph, Herodotus and his Sources, which investigates the different roles that several types of textual sources play in the narrative of Herodotus’ Histories. He has also co-edited with Zosia Archibald a festschrift for John Davies entitled The Power of Individual and Community in Ancient Athens and Beyond (The Classical Press of Wales, in press).