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Jeanne Reames
Director, Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program
Missouri Valley History Conference Coordinator, 2012-13
Martin Professor of European History, 2009-11
287-K ASH, Department of History
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182; 402/554-2489

Educational History

Ph.D The Pennsylvania State University, 1998  (History)
     Dissertation topic -- "Hephaistion Amyntoros: Éminence Grise at the Court of Alexander the Great"

M.Div Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1989  (Early Church History/Counseling)
B.A. The University of Florida, 1985  (English/Creative Writing)

Academic Areas for Publishing

(1) Argead Macedonia/Alexander the Great
(2) Greek & Macedonian religion
(3) Greek
gender studies

Additional Areas of Teaching Interest

(1) Greek Military
(2) Ancient Near East (esp. Assyria) and pre-Islamic Persia
(3) Minoans and Bronze Age Cyclades
(4) Etruscans
(5) Early Christianity in the Greek and Roman World

Macedonian
            LegaciesBooks

--  Macedonian Legacies: Studies on Ancient Macedonian History and Culture in honor of Eugene N. Borza, ed. with Timothy Howe (Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 2009)

Other Publications

**Published as Reames:

-- "I Choose to Fall Later," Red Ink, no. 16.2-17.1, spring 2013.
-- "Why Did Alexander the Great's Empire Collapse So Soon after His Death?" invited essay by ABC-CLIO/Praeger Publishing's "Idea Exchange" Database in Academic Solutions Database for World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, 2013.
-- "Book Review: Alexander the Great, A New History," Waldemar Heckel and Lawrence A. Tritle, eds., Blackwell, 2009, in The Canadian Journal of History 45.1 (2010).
-- "The Cult of Hephaistion," Responses to Oliver Stone's 'Alexander,' Paul Cartledge and Fiona Greenland, eds., (Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2010) 183-217.
-- "Indeterminate Creatures," Native American Literatures: Generations, no. 2, summer 2010.
-- "The Philoas Affair ... Again," Macedonian Legacies, Jeanne Reames and Timothy Howe, eds. (
Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 2009) 165-81.
-- "Book Review: Empire of Ashes by Nicholas Nicastro," Amphora, American Philological Association, 6.1 (2007).
-- "Alexander as Icon: Some Socio-Political Contexts of Alexander the Great in Twentieth-Century Fiction," Alexander's Empire: From Formulation to Decay, Waldemar Heckel and P. V. Wheatley, eds (Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 2006) 233-44.
**Published as Reames-Zimmerman:
-- "A History of Alexander on the Big Screen," Amphora, American Philological Association, 3.2 (2004).
-- "Alexander the Great," "Macedonian Ruler Cult," "Theseus," and "Astrology," Holy People of the World: an Encyclopedia, 3 vols., Phyllis Jestice, ed.,
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004.
-- "The Mourning of Alexander the Great," Syllecta Classica 12 (2001) 98-145.
-- "An Atypical Affair? Alexander the Great, Hephaistion, and the Nature of Their Relationship," The Ancient History Bulletin 13.3 (1999) 81-96.
-- (with Eugene N. Borza) "Some New Thoughts on the Death of Alexander the Great," The Ancient World 31.1 (2000) 1-9.
-- Book Review. "Introducing the Bible. Volume 1: the Old Testament and Intertestamental Literature," The Review of Biblical Literature Online for the Society of Biblical Literature
-- "Was Alexander the Great Gay?" Greek American Review 52.626 (Nov. 1999) 19-21.


Conference Papers

-- Alexander the Great symposium, (forthcoming) October, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT; invited paper; "The Destruction of the Branchidae."
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 7, 2014, Omaha, NE; Session: Conquests in the Ancient Mediterranean World: "Commentary on papers."
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 5, 2010, Omaha, NE; "Aristocracy and Aristocratic Terminology in Argead Macedonia."
-- Annual
Missouri Valley History Conference, March 5, 2009, Omaha, NE; Session: Gender in the Ancient World, Myth and Practice: "Commentary on papers."
-- Fourth International Symposium on Alexander the Great, April 3-5, 2008, Clemson, SC; invited paper; "The Philoas Affair ... Again."
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 5-7, 2005; "Fire Bringer: Oliver Stone's Alexander."
-- Second Alexander the Great Symposium, January 20-22, 2005, Calgary, Alberta; invited paper, "Alexander as Icon: Some Socio-Political Contexts of Alexander the Great in Twentieth-Century Fiction."
-- Classical Association of Atlantic States, October 9, 2004; "
Alexander as Icon: Some Socio-Political Contexts of Alexander the Great in Twentieth-Century Fiction."
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 4, 2004; "Alexander as Icon: Some Socio-Political Contexts of Alexander the Great in Twentieth-Century Fiction."
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 6, 2003, invited commentator on: "Alexander the Great: Generalship at Gaugamela and Hydaspes" by C. J. Donewald
-- Alexander the Great symposium, January 18-19, 2002, Calgary, Alberta; invited paper, "Hephaistion, Alexander's Diplomatic-Logistical Wizard?"
-- Annual Meeting, Association of Ancient Historians, May 2001, Lubbock, TX; Session 2: Makedonica panel, "Hephaistion, Alexander's Diplomatic-Logistical Wizard?"
-- "'What's your name again?' A Mystery at Alexander's Court." October 12, 2000,  University of Nebraska at Omaha, history colloquium
-- Annual Meeting, American Philological Association, December 1999, Dallas, TX: "An Atypical Affair?  Alexander the Great, Hephaistion Amyntoros, and the nature of their relationship"
-- Spring Meeting of the Classical Association of Atlantic States, spring 2000, "An Atypical Affair?  Alexander the Great, Hephaistion Amyntoros, and the nature of their relationship" (accepted, but never presented for reasons of scheduling conflicts)
-- Annual Meeting, American Philological Association, December, 1998, Washington, DC: "Some New Thoughts on the Death of Alexander the Great" (with Eugene N. Borza).


Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, The University of Nebraska, Omaha (tenured) - fall 2000 to present

World Civilization 1
Greek History & Civilization
Greek I (language)
Greek Myth & Religion
Alexander the Great & the Macedonian Origin
Rome & the Early Church
Pre-Islamic Persia & Mesopotamia Gender, Ethnicity & Sexuality in Ancient Greece (grad seminar)
Greek Battle Experience (grad seminar)
Historical Methods (pre-printing press) Ancient Macedonia (grad seminar) Etruscans (grad seminar)

Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University - fall 1995 to summer 2000

Greek Civilization
Roman Civilization
Classical Mythology
Jewish and Christian Foundations
Hebrew Bible
World Religions

Instructor,
Continuing Education, The Pennsylvania State University - 1995 to 2000
     -- Jewish and Christian Foundations


Jeanne & The Gross One
University Service & Professional Organizations

At the University of Nebraska, Omaha:
--Missouri Valley History Conference Coordinator (2012-13)
--Book Exibit Coordinator, Missouri Valley History Conference (2010-11)
--Faculty Senate (2006-09)
--Faculty Senate: Academic and Curricular Affairs standing subcommittee, chair, spring 2009
-- Martin Fund, Newsletter & Recruitment Committees (history)
-- Member, Native American Studies faculty
--Coordinator, Richard Dean Winchell Lecture Series, History Department (2001-04)
-- Department of History website designer and maintainer (2004-present)
--Ad hoc committee on ancient foreign language acquisition

Nationally:
-- American Philological Association
-- Archaeological Institute of America
-- Association of Ancient Historians
-- The Women's Classical Caucus

Honor Societies:
-- Eta Sigma Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi

Service to the Community and Profession

-- Reviewer or consultant for reviews on Oliver Stone's Alexander:
* Consulted by Degen Pener and quoted in Out magazine, September 2004, 128-35
* Consulted by The History Channel as part of their preparation for their Hollywood vs. History episode on Alexander
* Consulted by Bob Fischbach for The Omaha World Herald in preparation for his film review
* Consulted by KLIN Radio, Lincoln for a brief interview on the film
* Consulted by KFAB Radio, a Clear Channel station, for a brief interview on the film
--Occasional visiting lecturer for Omaha Public Schools

-- "Hephaistion - Philalexadros" - educational website
-- "Beyond Renault: Alexander the Great in Fiction" - educational and literary review site
-- "A Visual Tour of Macedonia" - educational website
-- Assistant to the Hebrew Bible Book Review Editor: Journal of Biblical Literature (7/97 - 12/99)