Owen M. Ewald
C. May Marston Associate Professor of Classical Languages and Civilizations
Seattle Pacific University
Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 281-2070; email
Education: Ph.D. in Classics, University of Washington, 1999; M.A. in Classics, University of Washington, 1995; B.A. in Classics, Yale University, 1992.
Publications since 2001
- Edition of Latin text of Nicholas of Lyra, Commentary on Hosea. (under review)
- Untitled article on the Roman Historian Florus (revise and resubmit).
- Review of Mignone, Lisa M. The Republican Aventine and Rome's Social Order, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.05.07 (http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2017/2017-05-07.html) (refereed)
- “Imperial Roman Cities as Places of Memory in Augustine’s Confessions.” Urban Dreams and Realities. Ed. Adam Kemezis. Brill, 2014. 273-93. (refereed)
- “Word Play: Vocation.” (with Kenman Wong) Response Fall 2012. (invited)
- “Beauty and Beholders” (with Ursula Krentz). Essays in Philosophy 13.2 (2012): 436-452. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/1526-0569.1431. (refereed)
- “Word Play: Educate.” Response Spring 2012: http://www.spu.edu/depts/uc/response/new/2012-spring/wordplay/index.asp. (invited)
- “Glimpsing the Light.” Christianity & Literature 61.1 (2011): 100 (creative translation, refereed)
- “Latin Diagnoses of New Fungal Species: A Guide for the Perplexed.” North American Fungi 4.2 (2009): 1-9, http://pnwfungi.org (invited)
- (with Jack Levison) “Josephus and the Burial of Women at Public Expense.” Athenaeum 93.2 (2005): 635-45. (refereed)
- Review of Pisani Sartorio et al., The Appian Way: From its Foundation to the Middle Ages, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.04.15 (http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2005-04-15.html) (refereed)
Papers Presented since 2001
- "Eclipses in the Classical World: Prediction and Fear." Presented March 25th, 2017 at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, Portland, OR.
- "Classics and Popular Music." Presented February 7th, 2017 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55XJQbrE0JAs
- “Using Primary Documents in Non-History Undergraduate and Graduate Classes: Three Models.” Co-Presenters: Adrienne Meyer, Dick Scheuerman, and Rick Steele. Presented March 18th, 2016 at the Teaching with Primary Sources Symposium, Seattle Pacific University.
- “Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Classics.” Presented February 9th, 2016 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
- “Beyond the Ivory Wall: Classics and India.” Presented February 12th, 2015 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture.
- “Out of the Pietist Labyrinth: Susanna Sprögel’s Latin Verse.” presented January 10th, 2015 at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association), New Orleans, LA.
- “Latin Poetry by Women.” Presented February 4th, 2014 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
- “Inspired by Nymphs.” Presented March 16th, 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, Eugene, OR.
- “Reading the Persian Empire.” Presented February 5th, 2013 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
- “No one wrote more truly: Truth in Florus.” Presented January 5th, 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Seattle, WA.
- “Philip Pullman and the Structures of Belief.” Presented May 24th, 2012 at the Conference on Christianity and Literature: Belief and Unbelief in Postmodern Literature, Seattle WA.
- “Defining Beauty — A Reassessment of the Hippias Major.” Presented March 10th, 2012 at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific NW, Salem, OR.
- “Real Beauty: Plato’s Hippias Minor.” Presented February 7th, 2012 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
- “Imperial Roman Cities as Places of Memory in Augustine’s Confessions.” Presented October 21st , 2011 at the Urban Dreams and Realities Conference at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
- “Augustine’s Spiritual Journey.” presented February 15th, 2011 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
- “Urban Spaces in Augustine’s Confessions.” presented March 21st, 2010 at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA.
- “Why Vergil Matters.” Presented February 23rd, 2010 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
- “Ampelius: A Reassessment.” Presented April 4th, 2009 at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific NW, Portland, OR.
- “Love and Music: the Myth of Orpheus.” Presented February 24th, 2009 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
- “What Are You Laughing At?: Humor in the Ancient World.” Presented February 14th, 2008 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
- “Keep it Short: Writing and Teaching History in the Roman Empire.” Presented February 15th, 2007 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
- “Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh: Ancient Rome and the Middle East.” Presented February 16th, 2006 as the C. May Marston Annual Lecture, Seattle Pacific University.
Honors Projects: Andrew Knapp, Corrie McDaniel, Perry McConnell, Pierce Wade, Rachel Woodbrook, Nathan Toliver, Susan Bilynskyj, Nicholas Jacobson, Avery Matro, Brent Miles (3rd reader), Alex McCrum, Alina Sayre, Ben Lockyear, Dylan Vernon, Sarah Welch, Cynthia Eby, Zech Morrison
Other Projects: Sarah Lyne (presented at European Studies Symposium), Anna Dewine (presented at ESS), Amanda Becker (presented at ESS), Matt Versdahl (presented at CAPN), Alley Jordan (presented at Oregon Undergraduate Conference in Classics at Willamette University), Sam Filby (read portions of ongoing project on Origen).
Teaching: (Fall 2001-present):
Ancient History: CLA/HIST 3100: Ancient Civilizations, CLA/HIST 3170: Classical Civilizations.
Western Culture: EUR 1110, Heritage of Europe; EUR 3100: Foundations of European Art; LCL (formerly EUR) 3287: Mythology in Literature; USEM 1000: Slavery; UCOR 1000: the Arts & Christian Community
Ancient Literature in Translation: CLA 1300: Survey of Classical Literature; CLA 3104: Greek Lit.; CLA 3204: Latin Lit.; USCH 1111: Classics (formerly Texts & Contexts I)
Greek Language: GRK 1101-1103, 4930
Latin Language: LAT 1101-1103, 4930
Sanskrit Language: CLA 4920 (one quarter only)
Literature in Original Languages: LAT 2204, 4920, GRK 4920
University Service: Faculty Development Committee, Fall 2016-Spring 2019, Faculty Council, Winter-Spring 2016, Assessment Committee, Fall 2012-Spring 2013, Writing Task Force, Fall 2012-Spring 2013, Undergraduate Policies and Evaluation Committee, Fall 2010-Spring 2012; Department Chair, Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics, Fall 2007-Spring 2013, Board of Student Media: faculty representative, Fall 2002-Spring 2007, Faculty Mentor for Daniel Schofield’s Third Year Review (2012), Faculty Advisor to student club Link (2013-present), Club Advisor of the Year 2015.
Church/Community Service: assistant, EPIC (youth group); Convenor, Spiritual Quest II book group (2012-present); member of discernment committee for the diaconate (2015-2016); layreader (2014-2016); sponsor for person being received from another communion (2013); profile committee for rector search (2012); in past years, I have taught Sunday School, spoken at Adult Education, served on the Vestry, and participated in work parties.