Jon Arnold, PhD
Jonathan Arnold is trained as an ancient and medieval historian and is also a Latinist. His professional research focuses on the late antique and early medieval West, with an emphasis on Gaul and Italy. He is especially interested in the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire and questions of identity at this time (5th and 6th centuries). Arnold's recent book, Theoderic and the Roman Imperial Restoration (CUP 2014), examines such questions within the context of "Ostrogothic" Italy, placing this "barbarian" kingdom firmly within the Roman imperial tradition. He is coeditor of A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy (Brill 2016) and is currently preparing a select translation of Magnus Felix Ennodius for Liverpool University Press' Translated Texts for Historians Series. At TU he is the Director of Classical Studies. He teaches courses in ancient and medieval history and also moonlights in film studies.
Late Roman and early medieval Mediterranean; Late Antiquity; the Fall of Rome; barbarians and barbarian kingdoms.
Greek, Roman, and Medieval History
- Ancient World
- Independent Study
- Medieval World
- Greeks & Barbarians
- Topics in Greek History
- Greece and Rome in Film
- Readings in the History of the Ancient World and Europe to 1700
Awards & Honors
- Thomas H. Buckley Award for Teaching Excellence
- Outstanding Teacher Award