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Adam Kemezis

Associate Professor, PhD (Michigan 2007); AB (Stanford 1999)


History and Classics

About Me

I am a Roman historian specializing in the politics and culture of the Empire in the second and third centuries AD. Most of my work is on literary texts (Cassius Dio, Philostratus, Tacitus, Lucian, the Historia Augusta) but I am also interested in larger historical questions to do with the political culture of the Roman Empire and the nature of the Roman monarchy. I have published one monograph, Greek Narratives of the Roman Empire under the Severans: Cassius Dio, Philostratus and Herodian (Cambridge, 2014) and am now working on several articles relating to the topics above, as well as a commentary on Books 38-40 of Cassius Dio's Roman History.


Courses I regularly teach include:

Classics 102: Greek and Roman Mythology
Classics 221: Literature of Greece and Rome
Classics 261: Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World
Classics 283: Introductory Roman History II
Classics 304: Warfare in Ancient Greece and Rome

I also teach Latin at all levels. Recent topics for 400/500 seminars have included:

Augustine and Ammianus
Politics and Monarchy in Imperial Rome
Late Antiquity (300-level)

I am available to supervise graduate projects on any aspects of Roman history and literature, especially of the Imperial period.