Gordon Kelly

Associate Professor with term in Classics and Chair of the Classics Program

John R. Howard Hall 225, MSC: 45

Gordon Kelly is an Associate Professor with term in Humanities and Department Chair of Classics. He received a Ph. D. in Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College in 1999, with a concentration in Ancient History. He has taught courses on Latin and Greek language and literature, Roman and Greek History, Classical Mythology, Roman Law, and the family in the Roman World. Professor Kelly’s research has focused on the connection of politics, law, and social history in the Roman Republic, and he is the author of the forthcoming book, A History of Exile in the Roman Republic (Cambridge University Press). He is also interested in how ancient military practices reflect the social ideals of the Greco-Roman world, and has served as a rower on the reconstructed ancient Greek warship Olympias during three sea-trials in the 1990s.


Latin and Greek language and literature, Roman and Greek history

Academic Credentials

PhD 1999, MA 1993 Bryn Mawr College. BA 1991 Rutgers University, BA 1985 Villanova University


Fall 2021 Courses

LATN 101: Beginning Latin I
MWF 10:20-11:20am

Emphasis on basic vocabulary and grammar necessary to read Latin texts of the Classical period.

Prerequisites: None. 

GRK 201: Readings in Hellenistic and Classic Greek
MWF 9:10-10:10am

Readings in the religious and secular literature of the Hellenistic and Classical periods. May be used to fulfill the world languages requirement.

Prerequisites: GRK 102.

CLAS 202: Roman Thought and Culture
MWF 12:40-1:40pm

Introduction to ancient Roman thought and culture as reflected in archaeology, architecture, art, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Special emphasis on the core values of ancient Roman culture, and how these compare or contrast to our own.

Prerequisites: None. 

Location: J.R. Howard Hall