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
Fall 2016 Courses
CLAS 202 Roman Thought and Culture
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.
LATN 201 Intermediate Latin I
Continued work on expanding basic vocabulary and understanding of grammar covered in LATN 101, LATN 102. Emphasis on reading Latin texts of the Classical period. May be used toward the foreign language requirement.
GRK 101 Classical Greek I
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.
Ph.D. 1999, M.A. 1993 Bryn Mawr College. B.A. 1991 Rutgers University, B.A. 1985 Villanova University