John A. Stevens
 
Associate Professor of Classics
 
 

 
Fall Office Availability: TTh 2-3, W 12-3 and by appt.

stevensj@ecu.edu (preferred contact)
Ragsdale 133 · (252) 328-6056
 

ADMINISTRATION

Director of Classical Studies
 

CLASSES Fall 2017

CLAS 2000 Intro to the Classics 
GRK 3002 Age of Herodotus 
LATN 3001 Age of Cicero

EDUCATION

BA, MA Classics, University of Iowa
PhD Classical Studies, Duke University
 

AREAS OF INTEREST

Vergil, Plato, Stoicism, Seneca, Xenophon

Professor Stevens is author of a Bryn Mawr Commentary on Cicero's Somnium Scipionis and an article on its imagery, as well as articles on the intersection of classical philosophy and literature. They include pieces on the Stoic Posidonius, the Stoic theory of preliminary passions, Vergil's debt to Platonism and Stoicism, a chapter on Xenophon's Socratic dialogue Oeconomicus in The Socratic Movement (Cornell 1995), and articles on Senecan tragedy, including his use of etymological wordplay and the Chorus. He is currently at work on a monograph on Xenophon's Cyropaedia as an allegorical imitation of Plato's Republic.

He has been Director of Classical Studies (2003-2008, 2015-), Director of Great Books (2003-2014), Interim Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (2004-05, 2011-2014), and a member of the UNC Language Assembly (2011-). In Spring 2004, he received the University Award for Outstanding Teaching.

 


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