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Dr. Andreas Bendlin is Professor of Classics & Roman History at the University of Toronto. He earned a master’s degree in Classical Languages with distinction from the University of Tübingen in Germany; a Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom; and a habilitation in Religious Studies from the University of Erfurt, again in Germany. Professor Bendlin has held research fellowship at the Universities of Oxford, Bochum, and Constance. Research and teaching invitations have taken him to cities on four continents, including Cape Town, Heidelberg, Jerusalem, Rome, and Siena.
Professor Bendlin’s research and publications focus on ancient religion. He has a particular interest in the pragmatics of religious life in the Roman Mediterranean. He also works and publishes on Roman social history, with a particular emphasis on the life of associations in the Graeco-Roman world; and on Roman literary and cultural history. Current research includes a large-scale project on demography, migration, and urbanism, and their impact on religious pluralism in the city of Rome.
Professor Bendlin teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses at all levels in the Department of Historical Studies on the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus. His most recent and current course offerings include CLA233, Introduction to Roman Culture and Society; CLA368, Augustus and the Julio-Claudians; CLA310, Religion in the Roman Empire; and CLA391, Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii. Professor Bendlin also teaches and supervises students in the Graduate Program in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. There, his teaching has recently been devoted to Roman religious and social history and to select Latin prose authors such as Cicero, Livy, and Tacitus. Professor Bendlin is cross-appointed to the Graduate Program in the Department and Centre for the Study of Religion, where he has been serving on several examinations and supervisory committees.
Professor Bendlin currently serves as Director of the Collaborative Program in Ancient History (ColPAH).
For a detailed CV and a list of publications, click here.
- CLA101H5: Introduction to Classical Civilization
- Religion of the Ancient Roman World
- Roman History
- Ritual Studies