Jason Schlude

Jason Schlude is an Associate Professor of Classics at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Co-Director of the Omrit Settlement Excavation Project in Israel, a former Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute and Villa, and author of Rome, Parthia, and the Politics of Peace: The Origins of War in the Ancient Middle East (Routledge Press, 2020). He is an ancient historian, archaeologist, and essayist who teaches Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern history and archaeology, is a specialist on the Roman Near East, and writes broadly on how to connect the ancient and modern worlds. He holds a B.A. in Classics, Religious Studies, and Geology from Macalester College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Books

Rome, Parthia, and the Politics of Peace: The Origins of War in the Ancient Middle East (Routledge Press, 2020)

Arsacids, Romans, and Local Elites: Cross-Cultural Interactions of the Parthian Empire (Oxbow Books, 2017), edited with Benjamin Rubin

Public Scholarship

Rome, Iran, and the Specters of Antiquity,” Foreign Policy Journal, January 24, 2020

A Longview on Iran: Echoes from the Ancient Middle East,” The Activist History Review, May 21, 2019

Trump’s stand on the Golan Heights makes peace more difficult,” St. Cloud Times, March 29, 2019

The Problem of White People, with Insight from St. Paul,” The Activist History Review, February 5, 2019

Global Engagement at the United Nations: Lessons from Ancient Greece for Our Modern Times,” The Activist History Review, October 31, 2018

The Politics of Consumption: From Trimalchio and Gatsby to Trump and Beyond,” The Activist History Review, June 27, 2018

Ted Cruz, Cicero, and the Classics,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 9, 2014, with Sarah Evans, Hunter Huntoon, and Michael Macken

Other Articles

Parthian-Roman Wars,” Oxford Classical Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2019)

“Augustus’ Early Parthian Policy,” Anabasis 6 (2015), 139-156

The Political Borderlines of Herod the Great,” The University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought 5.1 (2015), 9-21

“Pompey and the Parthians,” Athenaeum 101.1 (2013), 163-181

Herod the Great: Friend of the Romans and Parthians?” Biblical Archaeology Society, March 29, 2013

“The Parthian Response to the Campaign of Crassus,” Latomus 71 (2012), 11-23

“Omrit,” Biblical Archaeology Review, 27.1 (January/February 2001), 57

Book Chapters

“Cyrus the Great and Roman Views of Ancient Iran,” in Rahim Shayegan (ed.), Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore (Harvard University Press, 2019)

“Introduction,” in Arsacids, Romans, and Local Elites: Cross Cultural Interactions of the Parthian Empire (Oxbow Books, 2017), with Benjamin Rubin

“Finding Common Ground: Roman-Parthian Embassies in the Julio-Claudian Period,” in Arsacids, Romans, and Local Elites: Cross-Cultural Interactions of the Parthian Empire (Oxbow Books, 2017), with Benjamin Rubin

“Herod the Great: A Near Eastern Case Study in Roman-Parthian Politics,” in Arsacids, Romans, and Local Elites: Cross-Cultural Interactions of the Parthian Empire (Oxbow Books, 2017), with Andrew Overman

Book Reviews

Review of D. W. Roller, Cleopatra: A Biography (Oxford University, 2010), The Classical Bulletin 86 (2010), 223-225

Review of G. C. Sampson, The Defeat of Rome (Pen & Sword Military, 2008), Bryn Mawr Classical Review, March 2009