This collection contains scholarly and educational materials authored by Jared Secord, faculty member in the History Department at Washington State University. Secord received his Ph.D. in Greek & Roman History from the University of Michigan in 2012. His research focuses on the cultural and intellectual history of the Greco-Roman world, with emphasis on early Christianity, ancient medicine, and Greek scholars who lived in the city of Rome. He has published articles on early Christian engagement with Greek intellectual culture in the Roman Empire, and ancient attitudes about introduced and invasive species of plants and animals.
(2017)The prominence gained by two Christian scholars, Julius Africanus and Origen, under the Severan dynasty and the connections to the imperial household that they enjoyed cannot be explained simply as a consequence of newfound ...
Overcoming Environmental Determinism: Introduced Species, Hybrid Plants and Animals, and Transformed Lands in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (2015)The botanical and zoological literature of the Hellenistic and Roman worlds displayed a triumphalist attitude about the possibilities of introducing animals and plants to new lands. Animals and plants could be reshaped to ...
(2013)The Refutatio attributed to Hippolytus contains numerous signs that Christians of the second and early third centuries were aware of the public displays performed by sophists and doctors. Hippolytus himself demonstrates ...
(2012)Though he was a Christian and a long-term resident of Roman Gaul, Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 125 – 202 CE) looked at the world and its geography in much the same way that his elite, pagan contemporaries did. His references to ...