Seán Easton


Associate Professor in Classics and Director in Peace Studies

Seán Easton teaches in both the Classics department and the Peace Studies program. The field of Classics centers on the history and literature of Ancient Greece and Rome. Seán's focus of research is Latin poetry, especially epic; the pre-modern world as it is represented in cinema; and approaches in the Greco-Roman world to transforming conflict from violent forms into non-violent forms.

Seán is also director of the Peace Studies program. He regularly teaches 'Introduction to Peace Studies' in alternation with Mimi Gerstbauer and Joaquín Villanueva. His areas of research include the pre-modern history of peace and non-violence, as well as cinematic representations of peace and conflict. 

Seán also maintains a blog ('Centuries Coexist'), which deals with the reception of ancient Greece and Rome in film and television. The link is here.


B.A. Oberlin College; M.A. & Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Courses Taught


CLA-398 (Honors Thesis), FTS-100 (FTS:Greek/Roman Movies), GRE-101 (Beg. Greek I), and LAT-201 (Reading Latin Literature)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CUR-100Historical Perspective I62014/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
CLA-101Myth and Meaning62009/SP
LAT-201Reading Latin Literature42015/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
PCS-211Introduction to Peace Studies42015/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2009/FA
LAT-302Horace and the Roman Poets42015/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/SP, and 2009/SP
LAT-303Cicero and Sallust: The Fall of the Roman Republic32015/FA, 2011/FA, and 2009/FA
CLA-398Honors Thesis32015/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA
CLA-399Classics Capstone32012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2008/SP
CLA-201Ancient Greek History and Culture22015/FA and 2007/FA
CLA-244ST:Ancient Greece/Film12016/SP
GRE-100Immersion Greek I12016/JN
GRE-102Greek II12013/SP
CLA-202Roman Hist/Culture12012/FA
LAT-301Roman Historian-Livy12012/FA
LAT-202Vergil's Aeneid12011/SP
GRE-302Greek Drama12008/FA
CLA-106Greek and Roman Ritual12008/JN