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Assoc Prof at Philosophy & Humanities
Yale University
PhD
Yale University
M.A
Yale College
B.A.79
January 1990
January 2013
Assoc Prof
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 1990
December 1990
Adjunct Professor
The University of Dallas
January 1983
January 1989
Assist Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 1987
January 1988
Instructor/Consultant
National Endowment for the Humanities/Richland Community College
January 1985
December 1985
Adjunct Professor
The University of Dallas
January 1981
January 1983
Lecturer
Yale University
January 1980
January 1981
Visiting Assistant Professor
The University of Illinois at Chicago
January 1979
January 1980
Visiting Lecturer
The University of Illinois at Chicago
January 1979
December 1979
Teaching Assistant
Yale University
January 1978
December 1978
Acting Instructor
Yale University
January 1977
December 1977
Teaching Assistant
Yale University
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
American Philological Association
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
Classical Association of the Middle West and South
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
Texas Classical Association
June 1999
Research Fellowship for the Summer 1999 Session at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C. (project:  "Herodotus and the Greek Poetic Tradition")
June 1992
Fellowship from the National Endowment for Humanities, to attend its Summer Institute on Athenian Democracy at eh University of California-Santa Cruz, June 21-July 30, 1992
2013
“Re-Politicizing Euripides:  The Power of the Peasantry in Michael Cacoyannis’ Electra (1962),” in A. Bakogianni, ed., Dialogues with the Past 1:   Classical Reception Theory and Practice (Institute of Classical Studies: London, 2013) 207-223.
Journal Article
Published
2012
"Myth and Truth in Herodotus' Cyrus Logos", in E. Baragwanath and M. de Bakker, edd., Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus (Oxford 2012) 213-32.
Book Chapter
Published
2012
"Herodotus' Prologue and the Greek Poetic Tradition," Histos 6 (2012) 114-43.
Journal Article
Published
2009
“Redefining Homeric Heroism in Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy,” in K. Myrsiades, ed., Reading Homer:Film and Text (Fairleigh Dickinson UP 2009) 186-207.
Book Chapter
Published
2005
“Myth, Ritual, and Authorial Control in Herodotus’ Story of Cleobis and Biton (Hist. 1.31),” American Journal of Philology 126 (2005) 41-64.
Journal Article
Published
2003
“Herodotus’ Use of Attic Tragedy in the Lydian Logos,” Classical Antiquity 22 (2003) 5-36.
Journal Article
Published
2001
“Scythian Androgyny and Environmental Determinism in Herodotus and the Hippocratic περὶ ἀέρων ὑδάτων τόπων,” Syllecta Classica 12 (2001) 33-73.
Journal Article
Published
1999
“Σωφρονοῦντες ἐν χρόνῳ:  The Athenians and Time in Aeschylus’ Eumenides,” The Classical Journal 95 (1999) 139-61.
Journal Article
Published
1995
Chiasson, Charles. Rev. of The Orientalizing Revolution, by W. Burkert. Southern Humanities Review 1995: 80-82.
Book Review
Published
1994
Chiasson, Charles. Rev. of The Idea of the Labyrinth, by P. Doob. Phoenix 1994: 83-85.
Book Review
Published
1994
Chiasson, Charles. Rev. of Bisexuality in the Ancient World, by E. Cantarella. Southern Humanities Review 1994: 281-84.
Book Review
Published
1988
Chiasson, Charles. "Lecythia and the Justice of Zeus in Aeschylus' Oresteia." Phoenix 42 (1988): 1-21.
Journal Article
Published
1986
Chiasson, Charles. "The Herodetean Solon." Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 27 (1986): 248-62.
Journal Article
Published
1984
Chiasson, Charles. "Pseudartabas and His Eunuchs: Acharnians 91-122." Classical Philology 79 (1984): 131-36.
Journal Article
Published
1983
Chiasson, Charles. "An Ominous Word in Herodotus." Hermes 111 (1983): 115-18.
Journal Article
Published
1982
Chiasson, Charles. "Tragic Diction in Herodotus: Some Possibilities." Phoenix 36 (1982): 151-156.
Journal Article
Published
December 2082
Pseudartabas and His Eunuchs: Acharnians 91-122
"Pseudartabas and His Eunuchs:  Acharnians 91-122," 12/30/82, APA (American Philological Association) Convention.
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December 1983

Lecythia and Lament in the Oresteia

"Lecythia and Lament in the Oresteia," 12/29/83, APA Convention.

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December 1980

Tragic Diction in Herodotus

"Tragic Diction in Herodotus," 12/8/80, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; 4/3/81,CAMWS (Classical Association of the Middle West and South) Convention.

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Fall 2014
CLAS 1300 - Introduction to Classical Mythology
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday10:00AM11:00AM
Wednesday10:00AM11:00AM
This course offers a broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).  Some of the stories we study may already be familiar to you; one of the purposes of this course is to deepen your appreciation by grounding the stories in their original historical and cultural context, where they often assume a social, political, or religious significance that is by no means obvious at first glance. 
Last Updated on August 18, 2014, 1:27 pm
Fall 2014
CLAS 1300 - Introduction to Classical Mythology
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday10:00AM11:00AM
Wednesday10:00AM11:00AM
This course offers a broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).  Some of the stories we study may already be familiar to you; one of the purposes of this course is to deepen your appreciation by grounding the stories in their original historical and cultural context, where they often assume a social, political, or religious significance that is by no means obvious at first glance. 
Last Updated on August 18, 2014, 1:29 pm
Fall 2014
CLAS 3323 - Topics in Classical Mythology: Homer
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday10:00AM11:00AM
Wednesday10:00AM11:00AM
We will read both the Iliad and Odyssey in their entirety in the highly praised translations of Robert Fagles, with introductions and notes by Bernard Knox.  The Cambridge Companion to Homer will be our guide through the thicket of issues addressed by modern Homeric scholarship.  One increasingly prominent aspect of such scholarship is the so-called “reception” of Homeric epic in works of literary, visual, and cinematic art from archaic Greece through classical Rome up to modern times.  As examples of relatively recent cinematic Homeric receptions, we will watch and discuss the films Ulysses (1955) with Kirk Douglas and Troy (2004) with Brad Pitt.  Throughout the semester, as time permits, I will also show representations of Homeric subject matter in the visual arts (vase paintings, sculpture, architectural decoration) of ancient Greece and later civilizations.
Last Updated on August 18, 2014, 1:58 pm
Spring 2014
GREK 2313 - (Ancient) Greek, Level III
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM9:45AM
Wednesday9:00AM9:45AM
Continuation of the intensive introductory language sequence (students must also enroll in GREK 2314-082).
Last Updated on January 12, 2014, 3:32 pm
Spring 2014
GREK 2314 - (Ancient) Greek, Level IV
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM9:45AM
Wednesday9:00AM9:45AM
Continuation of the intensive introductory language sequence (students must also enroll in GREK 2313-082).
Last Updated on January 12, 2014, 3:35 pm
Fall 2013
GREK 1441 - Grek 1441-082
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
An intensive, double-credit course (taken concurrently with Greek 1442-082) in ancient Greek, covering the basics of grammar and enabling students to read simple texts in the Classical and New Testament (Koine) idioms.
Last Updated on August 20, 2013, 8:11 pm
Fall 2013
CLAS 1300 - Clas 1300-001
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
An introductory survey of the most important Greek myths as represented in ancient Greek literature and the visual arts (with important examples of their reception in Roman and post-classical civilizations, including our own).
Last Updated on August 20, 2013, 8:29 pm
Fall 2013
GREK 1442 - Grek 1442-082
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
An intensive, double-credit course (taken concurrently with Greek 1441-082) in ancient Greek, covering the basics of grammar and enabling students to read simple texts in the Classical and New Testament (Koine) idioms.
Last Updated on August 20, 2013, 8:40 pm
Spring 2012
GREK 2313 - (Ancient) Greek, Level III
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
Continuation of the intensive introductory language sequence (students must also enroll in Greek 2314, section 082).
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:24 pm
Fall 2011
GREK 1441 - GREEK LEVEL I
 An intensive, double-credit course in Ancient (Classical) Greek, covering the basics of grammar and enabling students to read simple texts in the Classical and New Testament idiom.
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:24 pm
Fall 2011
CLAS 1300 - INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
A broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:24 pm
Fall 2010
CLAS 4335 - Topics in Classical Studies: Greek Tragedy
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Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:23 pm
Summer 2010
CLAS 4335 - Topics in Classical Studies: Greek Tragedy
As its title indicates, the course is something of a two-headed beast. The focal point of the “civilization†aspect will be the history and nature of the ancient Athenian political system. The focal point of the “mythology†aspect will be specifically Athenian myth, including the myths of early Athens (Erechtheus and Erichthonius), the mythical career of Athenian homeboy Theseus, and the legend of Orestes as Atticized by Aeschylus in his tragic trilogy, the Oresteia. I will also attempt to discuss each of the Olympian gods in sites appropriate for such discussion, and to underscore significant similarities and differences between the local Attic hero Theseus and the Panhellenic hero Heracles.
Last Updated on August 2, 2013, 6:35 pm
Spring 2010
GREK 2313 - (Ancient) Greek, Level III
Continuation of the intensive introductory language sequence (students must also enroll in Greek 2314, section 082).
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:23 pm
Fall 2009
GREK 1441 - GREEK LEVEL I
Introduction to the study of ancient (Classical) Greek, taught in Intensive format as a double-credit course (students must also enroll in Greek 1442, section 082).
Last Updated on August 2, 2013, 6:38 pm
Fall 2009
CLAS 1300 - INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
This course offers a broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:23 pm
Spring 2009
CLAS 2303 - THE CLASSICAL ROOTS OF ENGLISH VOCABULARY
This is a course in etymology or word origins, focusing on the large stock of English words derived from ancient Greek and Latin prefixes, bases, and suffixes.
Last Updated on August 2, 2013, 6:39 pm
Spring 2009
CLAS 3323 - Topics in Classical Mythology: Homer
In this course we will read the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, in their entirety; class discussion will incorporate recent scholarship on the poems, addressing such issues as the early Greek oral poetic tradition and the socio-political background of the epics. 
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:23 pm
December -
DEPARTMENTAL, COLLEGE, AND UNIVERSITY OFFICES AND FUNCTIONS
Faculty Senate:  departmental representative, 1988/89-1989/90, 1991/92, 1992-93
Liberal Arts Organized Research Committee: member, 1984/85
FL&L Organized Research Committee:  member, 1983/84- 1986/87; chair, 1984/85-1986/87
FL&L Committee for Tenure and Promotion: member, 1984/85; 1989/90
FL&L Budget and Planning Committee: member, 1986/87; member and chair, 1989/90
FL&L Undergraduate Advisor, 1984/85-1985-86
Coordinator, FL&L Lecture Series, Fall 1987; 1988/89
Departmental Representative for the United Way, 1987
Co-Editor of Departmental Newsletter, 1984/85
Undergraduate Advisor, Classical Studies, 1989/90- Present
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SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Co-founder and first president (1983/84) of the Metroplex Classical Association
Faculty Sponsor of the University Classics Club (founded October 1989)
Faculty Sponsor of Eta Sigma Phi (Classics honor Society; UTA chapter founded 1996)
Examiner and judge for scholastic competitions sponsored by the Texas Junior Classical League, 1983/84 to present
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