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John L. FriendJohn L. Friend

Assistant Professor
Greek History  
1106 McClung Tower
The University of Tennessee 
Knoxville, TN 37996-0413

Phone: (865) 974-5458 
Fax: (865) 974-7173
jlfriend@utk.edu


Research Interests

Greek Warfare, the Ephebeia, Athenian Democracy and Society

  • University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Classics, 2009
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand, M.A. with Distinction in Classics, 2001
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand, B.A. with First Class Honours in Classics, 1999
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand, B.Sc. in Statistics, 1993
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2011-Present
  • Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2010-2011
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin, 2009-2010
  • "The Nemesia in Lycurgan Athens" in J.Bodel, N.Dimitrova eds., Ancient Documents and Their Contexts: First North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (2011), Leiden: Brill Studies in Greek and Roman Epigraphy, 2014, pp. 98-110.
  • "Ephebe," "Leuctra, Battle of (371)," and "Military Structure and Organization, Greek,"in Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009
  • "The Notion of a Fair Fight in Ancient Greece and in Modern Warfare" in Michael B.Cosmopoulos, ed., Experiencing War: Trauma and Society in Ancient Greece and Today, Chicago: Ares Publishers, 2007, pp. 95-122
  • Review of R. Lane Fox ed., The Long March: Xenophon and the Ten Thousand (Yale University Press, 2004), London Times Higher Education Supplement, 06/10/05, p. 28 (with Thomas Palaima)

Work in Progress

  • "The Spartan Hoplite Pursuit in the Classical Period" (Article)
  • "The Military Capability of The Athenian Army at Marathon" (Article)
  • The Athenian Ephebeia in the Fourth Century B.C. (Book)
  • "The Spartan Defeat at Lechaeum." CAMWS, Boulder, CO 2015
  • "The Ephebic Corpus: Work in Progress?" CAMWS, Baylor, Waco, TX 2014
  • "From Abolition to Renewal: The Ephebeia after Lycurgus." APA, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • "Between Oikos and Demos: The Sophronistes in Lycurgan Athens." CAMWS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2013
  • A Drunken Brawl at Panactum: Ataxia in Demosthenes 54" CAMWS, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2012
  • "Ephebes as All-Round Warriors?" CAMWS, Calvin College and Grand Valley State Univesity, Grand Rapids, MI, 2011
  • "The Nemesia in Lycurgan Athens." ASGLE, San Antonio, TX, 2010
  • "The Greek Hoplite from Marathon to Chaeronea." AIA/East Tennessee Society and the McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2010 (Invited)
  • "The Persian defeat at Marathon: A New Perspective." University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2010 (Invited)
  • "Draft-Dodging Ephebes: The Avoidance of Military Service in the Ephebeia." CAMWS, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2008
  • "The Reformed Ephebia: An Alternative Explanation?" APA, San Diego, CA, 2007
  • "We know how to Control our Youth! Discipline in the Lycurgan Ephebia." CAMWSSouthern Section, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 2006
  • "Playing Sports may be fun, but I'll take all the Glory - The Synstremmatarches and the Synstremma in the Athenian Ephebia." CAMWS, University of Florida, FL, 2006
  • "Spartan Adaptation in the Peloponnesian War." CAMWS, University of Wisconsin- Madison, WI, 2005
  • "The Notion of a Fair Fight in Ancient Greece and in Modern Warfare." Achilles in Iraq: the Contribution of Greece to Modern Understandings of War and Peace, University of Missouri,St. Louis, MO, 2004
  • "The Javelin in Greek Warfare." New Zealand Classical Studies Postgraduate Conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 2001
  • "Innovation from Disaster: The Spartan 'Running-out' Tactic." New Zealand Classical Studies Postgraduate Conference, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand 2000
  • Professional Development Award, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2013
  • Dickson Fellowship Award, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • Battle Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • Hemphill/Gilmore Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2007-2008
  • Continuing Tuition Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2007
  • David Bruton, Jr. Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2007
  • University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2001 (declined)
  • University Prize, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2000
  • University of Canterbury Masters' Scholarship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1999
  • Alabaster Scholarship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1998

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