John A. Stevens
Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University Mailstop #556
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
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 Vergil's Aeneid and its debt to Platonism.
He has been Director of Classical Studies (2003-2008), 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 (2011-2014). In Spring 2004, he received the University Award for Outstanding Teaching.
- CLAS 2000 Intro to the Classics
- CLAS 2600 The Power of Images in Ancient Greece and Rome
- CLAS 4000 Seminar in Classics
- GRBK Great Books Seminars
- GRK Readings in Philosophy and Poetry
- LATN All Levels