Aaron Irvin


Dr. Aaron Irvin

Dr. Aaron Irvin

Associate Professor of History

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  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles,  2012.
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2007.
  •  Western Washington University, 2005.


  • Competition and the Creation of Roman Gaul. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming 2016)
  • “The Empire of Friends and the House of the Father: Celtic and Canaanite Elite under Imperial Rule,” in Conference Proceedings: Imperialism and Identities at the Edges of the Roman World. Ed., M. Jankovic and V.D. Mihajlovic. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
  • "A Critique and Synthesis of Commentaries and Interpretations of Aristophanes' Birds." Coreopsis: A Journal of Myth and Theater. October 2009.
  • "Regional Foundations for Internationalism in the Ancient Near East: The Case of Canaan." October 8, 2007. UC World History Workshop. Working Papers from the World History Wokshop Conference Series.

Courses Taught

  • History of World Civilizations to 1500 AD
  • Introduction to Historical Studies
  • The Ancient World to the Fall of Rome
  • The Ancient Near East
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome

Research Interests

  • Government and Empire in the Ancient World;
  • Competition and Personal relationships in Governing Ancient Empires;
  • Nature, role, and impact of polytheistic cults and polytheistic religion in the ancient world;
  • Greek Tragedy and Comedy.

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