Seán Easton


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

FTS-100 (FTS:Greek/Roman Movies) and GRE-301 (Greek Historians)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CUR-100 Historical Perspective I 8 2017/FA, 2014/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
CLA-101 Myth and Meaning 6 2009/SP
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
PCS-211 Introduction to Peace Studies 4 2015/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2009/FA
LAT-302 Horace and the Roman Poets 4 2015/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/SP, and 2009/SP
LAT-303 Cicero and Sallust: The Fall of the Roman Republic 3 2015/FA, 2011/FA, and 2009/FA
CLA-244 ST:Ancient Greece/Film 2 2018/SP and 2016/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
PCS-244 ST:Conflict/Resolution 1 2018/SP
PCS-220 PostConflict Lit/Film 1 2017/JN
FTS-100 FTS:Greek/Roman Movies 1 2016/FA
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