Mik Larsen


Mik Larsen wearing a suit and smiling

Ph.D., History, UCLA, 2015

BA, History and Classics, University of Southern California, 2008

Contact Information


Office: FO2 – 108

(562) 985-4612

Fields of Interest

Mik Larsen is the Interim David Hood Professor of Ancient History at California State University, Long Beach. He specializes in the social and cultural history of the Roman World, with an emphasis on social mobility, rhetoric, and religion. In conference presentations he has delivered talks on Augustan prosopography, ancient historiography’s approach to Roman tribunes, and ideological frugality under the Flavian emperors. His current book project investigates the rhetorical use of poverty in the literature and oratory of the early Roman empire.


“Statilius Taurus, the Minotaur, and the Conspiracy of Catiline”. KLIO 100.1 (2018).

Entries for the Tacitus Encyclopedia, Wiley-Blackwell, ed. Victoria Pagan (forthcoming).

Review of Waterfield, Robin. Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens, for The History Teacher, Vol. 51, No. 3 (May 2018).


HIST 131: Early Western Civilization

HIST 302: Theory and History

HIST 310: Greek World

HIST 312: Roman World

HIST 313: Ancient Greece

HIST 314: Ancient Rome

HIST 315: Egypt, Sumer, and the Ancient Near East

HIST 499: Senior Seminar