Classical Studies

Dr. John Aveline

John Aveline teaches Introduction to Greek Civilization, Introduction to Roman Civilization & Classical Mythology at Corpus Christi College. His areas of specialization are Julio-Claudian history, Aristophanes, historiography, epigraphy, numismatics and Latin language. He has published a number of articles and book reviews on these subjects.

John has taught at Brock University, McMaster University, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Outside of academia, he has provided Latin translation services to academics, organizations and private individuals. John has also done consultation work for films and television.

Currently, John is researching the use of Classical Latin in tattoos and what it reveals about the place of the Latin language in contemporary society.

Discipline

Classical Studies

Education

PhD – Roman History (2006) – University of Calgary
MA – Classics (1989) – McMaster University
BA – Classics, honours (1987) – Brock University

CLST 101: Introduction to Greek Civilization

An introduction to the history, archaeology, literature, and philosophy of ancient Greece, paying particular attention to Fifth-Century Athens. This course will address a variety of themes pertinent to the period, including Athens’s relations with and attempts to shape its physical environment; Athenian religion, values and morality; the social and political structures of the city; the city’s military campaigns; and intellectual and cultural developments. Readings will be assigned from both primary and secondary materials.

CLST 102: Introduction to Roman Civilization

An introduction to the history, archaeology, literature, and philosophy of ancient Rome, paying particular attention to the Late Republican and Early Imperial periods. This course will address a variety of themes pertinent to the period, including Roman social, political, and religious structures and values; art and architecture; and the impact of developments in literary and philosophical thought. Readings will be assigned from both primary and secondary materials.

CLST 201: Classical Mythology

Greek and Roman mythology and its interpretation, with an emphasis on ancient texts read in English translation. Art and archaeology of the classical world will also be considered. The course gives students a basic introduction to some of the theories and methodologies of comparative mythology and historiography. It provides useful background for further studies in classical studies, art history, English, comparative religion and cultural anthropology.