Gordon Kelly

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

John R. Howard Hall 225, MSC: 45
Office Hours:

MWF 11:30am-12:30pm & T 9-10am
Or by appointment

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


Spring 2024 Courses

CLAS 324 Roman Women
TTH 11:30am - 1pm
The lives of women in Roman culture and society from the Early Republic into late antiquity: education, religion, marriage, divorce, family life, reproductive issues, and social status with an emphasis on actual ancient sources such as funeral epitaphs, medical texts, inscriptions, archaeological evidence, letters, historical writings, and poetry.

GRK 202 Advanced Greek
MWF 9:10am - 10:10am
Advanced readings in the religious and secular literature of the classical periods.

LATN 102 Beginning Latin II
MWF 10:20am - 11:20am
Emphasis on basic vocabulary and grammar necessary to read Latin texts of the classical period.

Location: J.R. Howard Hall