Rose Mary Sheldon, Ph.D.

Public Addresses  

  •  "Willliam Friedman: A Man and His Collection, 2011 Schorreck Lectures at The National Security Agency, Fort George Meade, MD May 24-26, 2011. 
  • "Operation Messiah:  The Political Life of St. Paul,"  Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia, November 7, 2010.
  • "Espionage in Ancient World"  Classics Association of Virginia, Spring Meeting, 2010 St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, Alexandria, VA, May 8, 2010.
  • “The Gems of the Friedman Collection,” George C. Marshall Library, April 29, 2010.
  • “Espionage in Ancient Rome,” Governor’s Latin Academy, July 3, 2009, VCU Richmond, VA.
  • “Operation Messiah: St. Paul, Roman Intelligence, and the Birth of Christianity,” International Spy Museum, November 17, 2008.
  • “Intelligence and the Ancient Regimes of Persia and Rome,” Intelligence and Dictatorships. The 14th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Intelligence Historians, Schloss Reinbeck bei Hamburg, Germany, October 17, 2008.
  • “Intelligence in Ancient Rome,” Governor’s Latin Academy, Virginia Commonwealth University, June 29, 2008.
  • “Spies as Heroes,” IV International Festival of History, Libreria Editrice Goriziana, Gorizia, Italy May 17, 2008.
  • “Ambush in Greek and Roman History,”  Roman Army School, Hadrianic Society Spring Meeting, University of Durham,. Durham England, March 8, 2008.
  • "Trajan's Parthian Adventure," Carlos III University, Leganes, Madrid, October 16, 2007.
  • "Trajan's Parthian Adventure," Conference in Honor of Professor John P. Karras, The College of New Jersey, October 5, 2007.
  • “Spies in the Bible”  Association for Intelligence Officers, Friday May 18, 2007, Holiday Inn Tyson’s Corner, VA.
  • “Espionage in Ancient Rome,” The Mediterranean Society, Richmond VA, April 22, 2007.
  • “Espionage in the Ancient World,”  The International Spy Museum, Washington, DC, March 13, 2007.
  • “Espionage in Antiquity”  Model U.N. Teachers, Washington & less University, February 17, 2007.
  • “Espionage and the Classics”.  Virginia Junior Classical League, Richmond, VA, Sunday November 19, 2006.
  • “Espionage in the Ancient World as a Teaching Tool,” Classical Assn. of the Midwest and South. Memphis, TN November 2, 2006.
  • "Roman Security Problems in First Century Palestine" Roman Army School, St. Aidan's College, University of Durham, March 26th-March 30, 2006.
  • “The Odysseus Syndrome: Ambush in Ancient Greek Warfare ”  3rd Annual ATINER Conference, Athens Greece, December 30, 2005.
  • Trajan’s Parthian War and Bush’s Iraq War, Classics Association of Virginia, UVA, October 8, 2005.
  • Trajan’s Parthian War and Bush’s Iraq War, Governor’s Latin Academy, Virginia Commonwealth University, July 6, 2005.
  • Trajan’s Parthian War and Bush’s Iraq War:  Some Parallels. 27th Irish Conference of Historians, Dublin, May 20, 2005.
  • “Trajan’s Parthian Adventure” Roman Army School Conference, University of Durham, April 18, 2005.
  • “Trust in the Gods, But Verify,” Friends of Preston Library, Third Annual Authors’ Colloquium, February 22, 2005.
  • Smithsonian Institution; Espionage and Empire: The Roman Empire and the New World Order, September 11, 2004.
  • “Espionage in the Ancient World,” Friends of Preston Library, Second Annual Authors’ Colloquium, February, 2004.
  • T.V.  appearance.  Modern Marvels. “Communications Central,” History Channel.  March 17, 2004.
  • “Satan”  With Good Reason, National Public Radio,  March 15, 2003.
  • Sandals and Steel:  The Roman Army in Action,” Rockbridge County High School, October 28, 2002.
  • “Cryptography in the Ancient World,” George C. Marshall Museum,  November 4, 2002.
  • “Toga and Dagger: Espionage in the Ancient World, Mary Washington College, March 27, 2002.
  • NPR “Ancient Espionage,” With Good Reason,  National Public Radio, 2001.
  • “The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest,”  Virginia Junior Classical  League, AnnualConvention, Richmond, VA,  November 19-20, 2000.
  • "Schmutz und Blut.  The Slaughter in the Teutoburg Forest, Military and Naval History Forum,  March  11, 2000,  Lancaster, PA.
  • "Slaughter in the Forest:  Arminius vs. Varus,"  Governor's Latin Academy,  July 15, 1999.  Hollins College, Hollins, VA.
  • Espionage in Ancient Rome,  Governor's Latin Academy,  July 13, 1999.  Hollins College, Hollins, VA.
  • “Rumor Volat:  Communications and the Ancients,” at Anthropology And the Mass Media,  William and Mary College,  Williamsburg, VA.  August 1, 1998.
  • "Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism and the Soka Gakkai,  March 26, 1998,  Washington and Lee University.
  • “Espionage in Ancient Rome,”  Governor's Latin Academy,  July 10, 1998, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia.
  • "Tradecraft in Ancient Greece and Rome" Governor's Latin Academy,  July , 1997, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia.
  • "Espionage in Ancient Rome," Governor's Latin Academy,  July 11, 1996, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia.
  • "Clandestine Operations and Covert Action in the Time of Augustus,"  The Classical Association of Virginia, Spring Meeting, The Maderia School April 27, 1996.
  • "Clandestine Operations and Covert Action:  The Roman Imperative",  1996 Annual Meeting, Society for Military History, April 20, 1996.
  • "The Great Jewish War and Rome," Military and Naval History Forum,  9 March 1996, Lancaster, PA.
  • "Intelligence on the Eastern Front:  Rome and Persia in the Late Empire"  Duquesne History Forum,  October 14, 1995, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • "Resource Constraints and Strategy in the Later Roman Empire,"  U.S. Army War College Sixth AnnualStrategy Conference,  Carlisle Barracks, PA.  April 26-28, 1995.
  • "Clandestine Operations and Covert Action:  The Ancient Imperative," Military and Naval History Forum,  3-4 March 1995, Lancaster, PA.
  • "How Not to Build a Pyramid,"   Norwich University, Social Sciences Club Lectures,  November 7, 1991.
  • "The Gentleman Doth Protest Too Much:  Espionage in the Roman Republic,"  University of New Brunswick, Department of Classics, September 27, 1991.  Frdericton, N.B. Canada
  • "The Roman Imperial System," Conference on Imperial Armies in History, Trenton State College, May 1990
  • "Clandestine Operations and Covert Action: The Case of Ancient Rome,"  International Studies Assn. Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. April 1990.
  • "Diplomats, Traders, Messengers, Spies: Espionage in Ancient Rome,"  George Washington University Classical Seminars, Washington, D.C. November 8, 1989.
  • "Spying in Mesopotamia:  Espionage in the Ancient Near East,"  National Military Intelligence Association, Bolling Air Force Base, January 19, 1989.
  • "Intelligence and Ancient History," University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, November 18, 1988.
  • "Espionage in the Ancient World,"  Virginia Classical Association, Charlottesville, Virginia November 5, 1988.
  • "Deception in Ancient Warfare,"  Third International Conference on Intelligence andMilitary Operations, U.S. Army War College May 17-19, 1988.
  • "The Literature of Ancient Intelligence,"  31st Annual Military Librarian's Workshop, Defense Intelligence Agency,  October 23,1987.
  • "Tradecraft in Ancient Greece,"  Defense Intelligence University Symposium on Intelligence and ducation, Fort McNair,  June 11, 1986.
  • "Intelligence in Ancient Rome," National Military Intelligence Association, Fort Myer, October 24, 1985.
  • "Espionage in the Ancient World,"  Washington Classical Society, May 11, 1985.
  • "Romanization and the Regio Cirtensis,"  American Academy in Rome, January 12, 1981.