Seán Easton ’21

Faculty and Student

Associate Professor in Classics and Director in Peace Studies

Associate Professor Seán Easton teaches in the department of Classics (i.e. the history and literature of Ancient Greece and Rome) and the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies 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 currently the director of the PJCS program. He regularly teaches 'Introduction to Peace Studies' in alternation with Dr. Mimi Gerstbauer and Dr. Joaquín Villanueva. Seán also frequently co-teaches the Three Crowns Program's first semester course, Historical Perspectives I.

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-244 (ST:Ancient Greece/Film), CLA-399 (Classics Capstone), and PCS-244 (ST:Conflict/Resolution)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CUR-100Historical Perspective I82017/FA, 2014/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
CLA-101Myth and Meaning62009/SP
LAT-201Reading Latin Literature52016/FA, 2015/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
CLA-398Honors Thesis42016/FA, 2015/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/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-399Classics Capstone32012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2008/SP
GRE-102Beg. Greek II22017/SP and 2013/SP
CLA-201Ancient Greek History and Culture22015/FA and 2007/FA
PCS-220PostConflict Lit/Film12017/JN
GRE-101Beg. Greek I12016/FA
FTS-100FTS:Greek/Roman Movies12016/FA
CLA-244ST:Ancient Greece/Film12016/SP
GRE-100Immersion Greek I12016/JN
LAT-301Roman Historian-Livy12012/FA
CLA-202Roman Hist/Culture12012/FA
LAT-202Vergil's Aeneid12011/SP
GRE-302Greek Drama12008/FA
CLA-106Greek and Roman Ritual12008/JN