Seán EastonFaculty

Professor and Chair in Classical Studies and Professor in Peace Studies

Professor Seán Easton teaches in the department of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies (GLCS) and the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies interdisciplinary program (PJCS)Seán's focus of research is epic tradition, the pre-modern world (Greek, Roman, and beyond) on screen; and the pre-modern history of peace and non-violence, as well as screen representations of conflict transformation. Seán is chair of the GLCS department from fall, 2021 through spring, 2024, and director of the PJCS program for spring term, 2022. He regularly teaches 'Introduction to Peace Studies' in alternation with Dr. Mimi Gerstbauer (director of PJCS through fall, 2021) and Dr. Joaquín Villanueva. Seán also frequently co-teaches the Three Crowns Program's first semester course, CUR 100: 'Transformations, Values and Identity'.

Seán 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-213 (Anc. Worlds on Screen), FTS-100 (FTS:Nero), GRE-201 (Intellectual Revolutions), and GRE-301 (Intellectual Revolutions)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CUR-100 Transformation/Identity 12 2021/FA, 2019/FA, 2017/FA, 2014/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
LAT-201 Augustus/Poets/Empire 6 2021/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
CLA-101 Myth and Meaning 6 2009/SP
PCS-211 Introduction to Peace Studies 5 2019/FA, 2015/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2009/FA
FTS-100 FTS:Nero 4 2022/FA, 2018/FA, and 2016/FA
CLA-399 Classics Capstone 4 2018/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2008/SP
CLA-398 Honors Thesis 4 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA
LAT-302 Horace and the Roman Poets 4 2015/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/SP, and 2009/SP
CLA-244 ST:Ancient Greece/Film 3 2019/SP, 2018/SP, and 2016/SP
LAT-303 Cicero and Sallust: The Fall of the Roman Republic 3 2015/FA, 2011/FA, and 2009/FA
CLA-299 Coping w/ Conflict 2 2023/SP and 2022/SP
PCS-299 Coping w/ Conflict 2 2023/SP and 2022/SP
GRE-102 Beg. Greek II 2 2017/SP and 2013/SP
CLA-201 Ancient Greek History and Culture 2 2015/FA and 2007/FA
GRE-213 Greek Tragedy 1 2023/SP
GRE-313 Greek Tragedy 1 2023/SP
CLA-213 Anc. Worlds on Screen 1 2023/JN
LAT-304 Vergil & Epic Tradition 1 2022/SP
CLA-203 Ancient Peace/Conflict 1 2020/SP
CLA-103 Theatre of Greece and Rome 1 2019/SP
LAT-244 ST: Ovid: Myth and Power 1 2019/SP
LAT-344 ST: Ovid: Myth and Power 1 2019/SP
GRE-301 Greek Historians 1 2018/FA
PCS-244 ST:Conflict/Resolution 1 2018/SP
PCS-220 PostConflict Lit/Film 1 2017/JN
GRE-101 Beg. Greek I 1 2016/FA
GRE-100 Immersion Greek I 1 2016/JN
GRE-344 ST:Xenophon 1 2014/FA
GRE-244 ST:Xenophon 1 2014/FA
LAT-301 Roman Historian-Livy 1 2012/FA
CLA-202 Roman Hist/Culture 1 2012/FA
LAT-202 Vergil's Aeneid 1 2011/SP
GRE-302 Greek Drama 1 2008/FA
CLA-106 Greek and Roman Ritual 1 2008/JN