Kevin Crotty Professor of Classics, The J. Donald Childress Professor in Foreign Languages

Kevin Crotty

Tucker Hall 102


Harvard Law, JD 1984

Yale Ph.D. (Classics) 1975

Columbia University, BA 1971


Myth, Archaic Greek Poetry, Plato, Legal Theory


CLAS 201: Classical Myth

CLAS 208: Classical Epic Tradition from Homer to Joyce

Democracy, Law and Litigation in Ancient Athens

Several Courses in Advanced Ancient Greek, including:  Homer, Tragedy, Greek History, Greek Philosophy


Selected Publications

The Philosopher's Song:  The Poets' Influence on Plato (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2009)

Law's Interior: Legal and Literary Constructions of the Self (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001)

The Poetics of Supplication: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994)

Song and Action:  The Victory Odes of Pindar (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982)