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. 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
Spring 2017 Courses
GRK-102-01 Classical Greek II
MWF 9:10-10:10 JRHH 205
Beginning Classical Greek. Emphasis on basic vocabulary and grammar necessary to read Classical texts and writings from the Hellenistic period. Conversational and modern Greek not covered. May be used toward the foreign languages requirement.
Prerequisites: GRK 101 or placement exam
LATN-202-F1 Advanced Latin
MWF 1:50-2:50 JRHH 260
Readings in Advanced Latin. Emphasis on reading Latin texts of the Classical period.
Prerequisites: LATN 201
HIST-216-F1 Ancient Greece
TTH 1:50-3:20 JRHH 259
An introduction to the history and civilization of Ancient Greece, from the early Archaic era in mid-8th-century BC to the death of Socrates in 399 BC. Topics include constitutional changes from monarchy through oligarchy and tyranny to democracy, the development of the Greek polis, contacts with Near Eastern civilizations, hegemony and imperialism, social structure, trade, and colonization. Readings will focus on ancient historical writings in translation and will highlight the challenges in interpreting evidence from antiquity.
Ph.D. 1999, M.A. 1993 Bryn Mawr College. B.A. 1991 Rutgers University, B.A. 1985 Villanova University