Kevin Crotty Professor of Classics

Kevin Crotty

Baker Hall


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)