Samuel K. Eddy ~ 1926-2015

Professor Emeritus, History

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Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1958


Classical, Greece and Rome


The King is Dead. Studies in the Near Eastern Resistance to Hellenism, 334-31 B.C. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 196l).
The Minting of Antoniniani, A.D. 238-248, and the Smyrna Hoard (New York: American Numismatic Society, 1967).
Documents on the Origins of the World War (a book of documents with commentary duplicated by Kinko's Kopies for use in History 401. It is revised every other year and is now in its third edition.
"Epiphora in the Tribute Quota Lists, " American Journal of Philology 89 (1968), pp. 129-43.
"460 Talents Once More, " Classical Philology 63 (1968), pp. 184-95.
"Athens' Peacetime Navy in the Age of Perikles," Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 9 (1968), pp. 141-56.
"On the Peace of Callias," Classical Philology 65 (1970), pp. 8-14.
"The Value of the Cyzicene Stater at Athens in the Fifth Century," Museum Notes 16 (1970), pp. 13-22.
"Athens' Cold War with Persia," Classical Philology 68 (1973), pp. 241-58.
"Some Irregular Amounts of Athenian Tribute," American Journal of Philology 68 (1973), pp. 241-58.
"The Gold in the Athena Parthenos," American Journal of Archaeology 81 (1977), pp. 107-11.
"Climate in Greco-Roman History, " Syracuse Scholar 1 (1979-80), pp. 19-29.
In Great Events from History: Ancient and Medieval Series (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1972): "The Founding of Syracuse," "The Invention of Coinage," "Legislation of Solon," "The Reforms of Cleisthenes," "The Naval Law of Themistocles," "The Persian Invasion of Greece," "Creation of the Athenian Empire," "Athenian Invasion of Sicily," "Thucydices Writes the History of the Peloponnesian War," "The Battle of Chaeronea," "The Founding of Alexandria," "Alexander's Victory at Gaugamela," "Advances in Hellenistic Astronomy," "Deification of Ptolemy Philadelphus," "Revenue Laws of Ptolemy Philadelphus," "The Rise of Parthia," "The Revolt of the Maccabees," "The Tribunate of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus."
In Great Events from History: Ancient and Medieval Series (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1973): "The Completion of H.M.S. Dreadnought," "The First Battle of the Marne," "The Sinking of the British Cruisers Aboukir, Hogue, and Cressy by the German Submarine U.9," "The Battle of Jutland," "The German Invasion of Poland," "The German Invasion of Norway," "The British Evacuation of Dunkirk," "The First Thousand Bomber Raid on Cologne."

Teaching Appointments

Professor, Syracuse University, l973-1999
Associate Professor, Syracuse University, l968-69, l970-73
Asst. Professor, University of California, l96l-64
Asst. Professor , University of Nebraska, l958-6l
Instructor, University of Nebraska, l955-58