Adam Kemezis

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept

Contact

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

Overview

About
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.

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
Classics 304: Warfare in Ancient Greece and Rome

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

Cicero
Tacitus
Lucan
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.

Courses

CLASS 102 - Greek and Roman Mythology

A survey of classical mythology with readings in translation from various ancient authors as well as from modern scholarly works.

Fall Term 2020
CLASS 261 - Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

The role of women and the construction of gender and sexuality in Greek and Roman society from the Archaic period to Late Antiquity.

Winter Term 2021
CLASS 900 - Directed Research Project

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
GREEK 477 - Topics in Greek Prose

Winter Term 2021
GREEK 509 - Topics in Greek Prose

Winter Term 2021
LATIN 599 - Supervised Reading

Fall Term 2020

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Publications

"Caesar's Vesontio Speech and the Rhetoric of Mendacity in the Late Republic (Dio 38.36-46)," in Cassius Dio: Greek Intellectual and Roman Politician, Carsten Lange and Jesper Majbom Madsen, eds. Brill, 2016: 238-57
Author(s): Adam Kemezis
Publication Date: 2016

"Inglorius labor?: The Rhetoric of Glory and Utility in Plutarch and Tacitus," in CW 110.1 (special issue on "Writing Imperial Politics in Greek"), p. 87-117.
Author(s): Adam Kemezis
Publication Date: 2016

"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 Ethnicity and the Second Sophistic," in A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean, Jeremy McInerney, ed.. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014: 390-404.
Author(s): Adam Kemezis
Publication Date: 2014

Greek Narratives of the Roman Empire under the Severans: Cassius Dio, Philostratus and Herodian
Author(s): Adam Kemezis
Publication Date: 2014