Seán Easton


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 departmet from fall, 2021 through spring, 2024 and he will serve as 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

CUR-100 (Transformation/Identity) and LAT-201 (Augustus/Poets/Empire)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CUR-100 Historical Perspective I 10 2019/FA, 2017/FA, 2014/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/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
LAT-201 Reading Latin Literature 5 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/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
FTS-100 FTS:Greek/Roman Movies 3 2018/FA and 2016/FA
LAT-303 Cicero and Sallust: The Fall of the Roman Republic 3 2015/FA, 2011/FA, and 2009/FA
GRE-102 Beg. Greek II 2 2017/SP and 2013/SP
CLA-201 Ancient Greek History and Culture 2 2015/FA and 2007/FA
CLA-203 Ancient Peace/Conflict 1 2020/SP
LAT-244 ST: Ovid: Myth and Power 1 2019/SP
CLA-103 Theatre of Greece and Rome 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-244 ST:Xenophon 1 2014/FA
GRE-344 ST:Xenophon 1 2014/FA
CLA-202 Roman Hist/Culture 1 2012/FA
LAT-301 Roman Historian-Livy 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