Fred Naiden

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Professor; Adjunct Professor of the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense

417 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
919-962-3971 (phone)

PhD Harvard University, 2000

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Fred Naiden studies ancient Greek law, religion, and warfare, including Near-Eastern parallels, especially among the Western Semites. Chief periods of interest are the Archaic and Classical. Just completed is the ms. for Soldier, Priest, and God, a biography of Alexander the Great from a Near-Eastern and religious perspective.  In the works is a monograph on ancient, medieval, and early modern councils of war. The languages used for his research are Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Akkadian.  For recent and forthcoming articles, see the attached cv.

Some Notable Publications

Graduate Students Advised by Fred Naiden

Courses Offered (as schedules allow)

For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.

  • HIST 225—History of Greece
  • HIST 392—Ancient Slavery
  • HIST 421—Greek Warfare
  • HIST 422—Alexander the Great
  • HIST 490—Topics in Greek history including Greek Religion and Greek Law
  • HIST 890—Seminars in Greek history, including Sacred Law and Alexander the Great
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