Christopher Lougheed

Lecturer in Classical Studies and Latin Language
phone work phone 604 822 1286
location_on Buchanan C 206
Regions

About

  • PhD University of Alberta (2017)
  • MA Université de Montréal (2010)
  • BA Queen’s University (2007)

Previously taught at

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Winnipeg
  • St. Mary’s University (Halifax)
  • University of Alberta

Teaching


Research

Research Interests

My research focuses on the the efflorescence of Greek and Latin literary works with the author as direct or implicit subject in Roman Late Antiquity. I am interested in the relationship between this literature and new forms of elite competition. A particular focus is on author-edited letter-collections and the messages that they might communicate (and respond to) in a competitive social context.

Research Areas

  • Greek (Language)
  • Latin (Language)
  • Roman Studies
  • Culture and Identity

Projects

My current project is a study of the Latin letters of the Roman senator Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (c. 360-402 CE), one of the “last pagans of Rome.” In light of new work on late antique letter collections, I am arguing that the collection as a whole is primarily a work about friendship, to be read in light both of traditional Greco-Roman ideas of friendship and flattery, and of public perceptions of Symmachus’ own network. I am also exploring parallels in contemporary works elsewhere in the empire and the reasons why these parallels might exist.


Publications

Publications

“Gregory of Nazianzus and Q. Aurelius Symmachus: The Conflict between East and West and Elite Self-presentation in Later Fourth-Century AD Rome and Constantinople,” Mouseion, Series III, Vol. 16 (2019): 1–24.


Christopher Lougheed

Lecturer in Classical Studies and Latin Language
phone work phone 604 822 1286
location_on Buchanan C 206
Regions

About

  • PhD University of Alberta (2017)
  • MA Université de Montréal (2010)
  • BA Queen’s University (2007)

Previously taught at

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Winnipeg
  • St. Mary’s University (Halifax)
  • University of Alberta

Teaching


Research

Research Interests

My research focuses on the the efflorescence of Greek and Latin literary works with the author as direct or implicit subject in Roman Late Antiquity. I am interested in the relationship between this literature and new forms of elite competition. A particular focus is on author-edited letter-collections and the messages that they might communicate (and respond to) in a competitive social context.

Research Areas

  • Greek (Language)
  • Latin (Language)
  • Roman Studies
  • Culture and Identity

Projects

My current project is a study of the Latin letters of the Roman senator Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (c. 360-402 CE), one of the “last pagans of Rome.” In light of new work on late antique letter collections, I am arguing that the collection as a whole is primarily a work about friendship, to be read in light both of traditional Greco-Roman ideas of friendship and flattery, and of public perceptions of Symmachus’ own network. I am also exploring parallels in contemporary works elsewhere in the empire and the reasons why these parallels might exist.


Publications

Publications

“Gregory of Nazianzus and Q. Aurelius Symmachus: The Conflict between East and West and Elite Self-presentation in Later Fourth-Century AD Rome and Constantinople,” Mouseion, Series III, Vol. 16 (2019): 1–24.


Christopher Lougheed

Lecturer in Classical Studies and Latin Language
location_on Buchanan C 206
Regions
About keyboard_arrow_down
  • PhD University of Alberta (2017)
  • MA Université de Montréal (2010)
  • BA Queen’s University (2007)

Previously taught at

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Winnipeg
  • St. Mary’s University (Halifax)
  • University of Alberta
Teaching keyboard_arrow_down
Research keyboard_arrow_down

Research Interests

My research focuses on the the efflorescence of Greek and Latin literary works with the author as direct or implicit subject in Roman Late Antiquity. I am interested in the relationship between this literature and new forms of elite competition. A particular focus is on author-edited letter-collections and the messages that they might communicate (and respond to) in a competitive social context.

Research Areas

  • Greek (Language)
  • Latin (Language)
  • Roman Studies
  • Culture and Identity

Projects

My current project is a study of the Latin letters of the Roman senator Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (c. 360-402 CE), one of the “last pagans of Rome.” In light of new work on late antique letter collections, I am arguing that the collection as a whole is primarily a work about friendship, to be read in light both of traditional Greco-Roman ideas of friendship and flattery, and of public perceptions of Symmachus’ own network. I am also exploring parallels in contemporary works elsewhere in the empire and the reasons why these parallels might exist.

Publications keyboard_arrow_down

Publications

“Gregory of Nazianzus and Q. Aurelius Symmachus: The Conflict between East and West and Elite Self-presentation in Later Fourth-Century AD Rome and Constantinople,” Mouseion, Series III, Vol. 16 (2019): 1–24.