Thomas Banchich

Professor Emeritus

B.A. in History, Bowling Green State University
M.A. in History, Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. in Classics, State University of New York at Buffalo

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Professor Banchich's teaching reflects his training in classical languages, history, and philosophy. He emphasizes command and careful analysis of various types of evidence, an appreciation of a range of methodologies that may be applied to that evidence, and an understanding of interpretive traditions from antiquity to the present with respect to that evidence. He is especially interested in the worldwide reception of Greek and Roman culture throughout history.


  • Canisius University Faculty Scholarship Award
  • Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award


  • The Lost History of Peter the Patrician. London: Routledge, 2015.
  • The History of Zonaras: From Alexander Severus to the Death of Theodosius the Great. London: Routledge, 2009.
  • “The Epitomizing Tradition in Late Antiquity.” The Blackwell Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography. Edited by John Marincola. 2 vols. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
  • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book I. Bryn Mawr Greek Commentaries. Indianapolis, Indiana: Hackett Publishing, 2004.