Articles / Chapters:

Shean, J.F. in progress. “The Destruction of the Serapeum in 391: Religious Violence and Intolerance in an Imperial Age.”

Shean, J.F. in progress. “The Gods That Failed: Mystery Religions and the Last Pagan Revival.”

Shean, J.F. 2016. “Spiteful Zeus: Religious Ideology in Axial Age Greece,” Revue Internationale de Philosophie 70, no. 276: 151-170.

Shean, J.F. 2003. “The Church and the Duties of the Christian Soldier,” in Confrontation in Late Antiquity: Imperial Presentation and Regional Adaptation, Linda Jones Hall, ed. Cambridge: Orchard Academic Press, pp. 79-88.

Shean, J.F. 2002. “Christian Literature and the Ancient Historian: A Broader Perspective on Late Antiquity,” The Ancient World 33.1: 27-35.

Shean, J.F. 1999. “The Religious Iconography of Septimius Severus and His Wife Julia Domna,” accepted for publication in Gli imperatori Severi: Biblioteca di Scienze Religiose, E. dal Covolo and G. Rinaldi (eds.), LAS-Roma, vol. 138. (47pp.) From talk given at the First International Conference of the Center for Severan Studies, Albano Laziale, Italy (June 1, 1996).

Shean, J.F. 1996. “Hannibal’s Mules: The Logistical Limitations of Hannibal’s Army and the Battle of Cannae, 216 B.C.,” Historia, 45.2: 159-87.



Shean, J.F. 2019. “Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide by Christian Hofreiter,” Journal of Religion and Violence 7.1: 71-75.

Shean, J.F. 2016. “Constantine and the Cities: Imperial Authority and Civic Politics by Noel Lenski,” The NYMAS Review 65: 3-4.

Shean, J.F. 2013 “The Generals by Thomas J. Ricks,” The NYMAS Review 56: 2-3.

Shean, J.F. 2012. “Weber On America. Review of Max Weber in America by Lawrence A. Scaff,” Journal of Classical Sociology 12.3-4: 553-558.

Shean, J.F. 2012. “Constantine: Roman Emperor, Christian Victor, by Paul Stephenson,” The NYMAS Review 51: 1-2.

Shean, J.F. 2009. “Largely Absent. Review of Ancient Greece in Film and Popular Culture, by Gideon Nisbet,” Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television 39.2: 85-86.

Shean, J.F. 2007. “‘Venice and the Islamic World, 828–1797,’ Metropolitan Museum of Art,” Live Wire, 60.

Shean, J.F. 2006. “‘Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh’ at the Met,” Live Wire 52.

Shean, J.F. 1997. “The Greco-Persian Wars, by Peter Green,” The Journal of Military History 61.3: 604-605.

Shean, J.F. 1994. “Information and Frontiers: Roman Foreign Relations in Late Antiquity, by A.D. Lee,” The Journal of Military History 58.3: 519.


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