Adam Kemezis

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
Director Graduate, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
Email
kemezis@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2588
Address
2-41 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Director Graduate, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
Email
kemezis@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

I am a Roman historian specializing in the historiography of the Roman Empire, and in Roman politics and culture of the Empire in the second and third centuries CE. 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), as well as recently co-editing (with Colin Bailey and Beatrice Poletti The Intellectual Climate of Cassius Dio: Greek and Roman Pasts (Brill, 2022) and I have more than 20 published articles on the authors and historical topics mentioned above. My main current project is an introductory monograph on the Historia Augusta.


Teaching

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

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

Ovid
Lucian
Latin Writings on Northern "Barbarians"
Dissent and Resistance in Imperial Rome
Catastrophe, Transformation and the End of Antiquity: Constantine to Attila

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

Courses

LATIN 302 - Intermediate Latin II

Selections from Latin poetry and prose. Prerequisite: LATIN 201, 301 or consent of Department.


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Publications

The Intellectual Climate of Cassius Dio: Greek and Roman Pasts (Brill, 2022)

Author(s): Adam Kemezis, Colin Bailey and Beatrice Poletti
Publication Date: 2022

"Living Rulers and the End Dates of Roman Historians" in V. Fromentin, ed., Écrire l'histoire de son temps de Thucydide à Ammien Marcellin (Fondation Hardt, 2022): 283-317

Author(s): Adam Kemezis
Publication Date: 2022

"Multiple Authors and Puzzled Readers in the Historia Augusta." In Mario Baumann and Vasileios Liotsakis, eds., Reading History in the Roman Empire (De Gruyter, 2022): 223-50

Author(s): Adam Kemezis
Publication Date: 2022

"The Fall of Elagabalus as Literary Narrative and Political Reality: A Reconsideration," in Historia 65 (2016): 348-90.

Author(s): Adam Kemezis
Publication Date: 2016

Greek Narratives of the Roman Empire under the Severans: Cassius Dio, Philostratus and Herodian (Cambridge, 2014)

Author(s): Adam Kemezis
Publication Date: 2014