Seán Easton


Associate Professor in Classics and Director in Peace Studies

Seán Easton teaches a range of language and culture courses in the Classics department, including an IEX course 'Reenacting Greek and Roman Rituals'. His areas of specialty include Latin Poetry, Ancient Epic, Classics and Film, Greece and Persia, Comparative Literature. 

Seán is also director of the Peace Studies program. He regularly teaches 'Introduction to Peace Studies' in alternation with Mimi Gerstbauer. 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 manages a blog ('Centuries Coexist'), dealing 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-201 (Ancient Greek History and Culture), CLA-398 (Honors Thesis), LAT-201 (Reading Latin Literature), and LAT-303 (Cicero and Sallust: The Fall of the Roman Republic)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CUR-100Historical Perspective I62014/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
CLA-101Myth and Meaning62009/SP
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
CLA-399Classics Capstone32012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2008/SP
LAT-201Reading Latin Literature32009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
LAT-303Cicero and Sallust: The Fall of the Roman Republic22011/FA and 2009/FA
CLA-398Honors Thesis22009/FA and 2008/FA
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
CLA-201Ancient Greek History and Culture12007/FA