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David Hood, Ph.D.


Ph.D. University of Southern California: 1967
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara 1961
Contact Information
562 985-4420
Office: FO2-108
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., MS 1601
Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

Fields of Interest

Professor Hood’s research interests include the fragmented historians of the Roman Republic as well as the Persian Wars.

Professor Hood serves as one of three CSULB representatives to the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU). He is also a member of the Faculty Affairs Committee and the General Education Advisory Committee of the ASCSU. In addition, he serves as the ASCSU’s representative to the Council of Library Directors. He is also a member of the CSULB Academic Senate and of its Executive Committee.

Professor Hood has coordinated the Friends of Ancient History in Southern California since 1980.

Professor Hood has been the CSULB Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1980.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate Program


Undergraduate major core & capstone courses:
Early Western Civilization (History 131)
The Greek World (History 310I)
The Roman World (History 312I)
Ancient Greece (History 313)
Roman History (History 314)
Senior Seminar (History 499)
Graduate Program
Literature of Ancient History (History 510A)
Seminar in Ancient and Medieval History (History 611)
Study Abroad:
Professor Hood alternates teaching The Greek World and The Roman World, an interdisciplinary courses  stressing history, art and literature. These classes have been taught in Greece or Italy during the January Winter Session every year since 1989. As a treat for those students taking the  class, he also leads optional ten-day  “Pre-Trips” in December to visit the ancient sites in such places as Turkey, Sicily, and Egypt.

Beginning in 2006, Dr. Hood has also taken graduate students to ancient sites in the early summer. The ancient sites the graduate students study include Hadrian’s Wall in England and Glanum in Southern France.

Some of Professor Hood’s former students have established the Ancient History Travel Scholarship Fund to support student travel to Greek and Roman sites with Dr. Hood. Both contributions to this fund as well as applications for funding are welcomed; potential donors as well as potential applicants should contact Dr. Hood for more information.


Selected Greek and Roman History Sites: 

Ancient  World Mapping Center
Association of Ancient Historian
Attalus (Ancient Authors & translations)
Classical Atlas Project
Electronic Resources for Classicists
Latin Library
Library of Congress Greek and Latin Classics
Perseus Digital Library
Perseus Art and Archaeology