Associate Professor with term in Classics and Chair of the Classics Program
J.R. Howard Hall
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.
SpecialtyLatin and Greek language and literature, Roman and Greek history
Fall 2019 Courses
CORE 106 Exploration and Discovery
MWF 1:50 - 2:50pm
Explores enduring works, questions, and ideas in the liberal arts tradition. The common works in the fall semester change every year. Past fall sections have included selections from the Bible as well as works by Plato, Virgil, and Freud. Themes and topics vary by section.
GRK 201 Readings in Hellenistic and Classical Greek
Readings in the religious and secular literature of the Hellenistic and Classical periods. May be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.
Prerequisites: GRK 102
LATN 101 Beginning Latin I
Emphasis on basic vocabulary and grammar necessary to read Latin texts of the Classical period.
Ph.D. 1999, M.A. 1993 Bryn Mawr College. B.A. 1991 Rutgers University, B.A. 1985 Villanova University