Quinnipiac University
Thornton Lockwood is Professor of philosophy at Quinnipiac University. He received a BA in history from Hamilton College, a MA in the Liberal Arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis), and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University. His scholarly research focuses on ancient Greek and Roman ethical and political thought. He has co-edited two volumes, Aristote Politique VII: La constitution « selon nos vœux » (Polis, 2019) and Aristotle’s Politics: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His research on Aeschylus, Plato, Aristotle, Herodotus, and Cicero has been published in journals such as Phronesis, the Journal of the History of Philosophy, Interpretation, Apeiron, Ancient Philosophy, Classical World, Review of Politics, and Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. He is also the Editor in Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought. His teaching interests include Greek and Roman history, ethics, global justice, environmental ethics, and the philosophy of war and peace. In Spring 2018 he organized at Quinnipiac University a film series entitled “War and Peace (and Film)” to accompany his philosophy of war and peace class and explore how the narrative of film makes sense of issues like pacifism, humanitarian intervention, asymmetrical conflict, and the experience of veterans. The course was selected as one of only two CAS participants in the Innovation Expo celebrating President Olian’s inauguration and the course has been rebooted as a CAS 420 Integrative Capstone (whose movie screenings are open to the university community) that is taught every Spring. In Spring 2022 he was awarded the 2021-2022 Student Government Association Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. During the 2022-23 academic year Professor Lockwood was on sabbatical, during which he was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, and a Professeur invité at Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne in April 2023.


  • BA, Hamilton College
  • MA, St. Johns College MD
  • PHD, Boston University


  • Philosophy

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 3 108

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC3


Clare Hall, Cambridge University

Visiting Fellow

Cambridge, England

2022 - 2023