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Classics and World Religions


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L.A. McElwee

Patricia Mumme

Yosef Zylberberg

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Greek 111     Myth, Symbol, Ritual CLWR 4810

Greek 112     Life of the Romans CLAS 480

Greek 113     Greek Tragedy CLAS 3120

Latin 111       Gods & Heroes in Greek Epic CLAS 3110

Latin 112       Classical Athens CLAS 2520

Latin 113       Greek & Latin Elements in English CLAS 227

                      Latin Literature in English CLAS 232

                      Greek Literature in English CLAS 233

                       Classical Mythology CLAS 2340

                       Scientific & Medical Terminology CLAS 2110

                       English Grammar ENG 150


HIST 3290      The Ancient Near East

HIST 3291      History of Ancient Greece

HIST 3292      History of Ancient Rome

HIST 121        Western Heritage

HIST 111        Intro to Western Civilization



The teaching philosophy of all Dr. McElwee's classes is the following:


ὁ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ


"The unexamined life is not worth living"

Sokrates, 399 BCE




Research interests include the Greek Late Bronze Age, Classical Athens, and Ancient Law. For the past few years Dr. McElwee has been working on an article entitled:


ξεvία: The Customary Law of Hospitality in the Odyssey




Law: Rome's Supreme Contribution to the West © 1999

Ancient Athenian Origins of Western Law © 1997

Precatory Language in Wills: Mere Utterances of the Sibyl? 11 Prob. L.J. 145 (1992).

The Surviving Spouse's Sacred Right to Elect Against the Will: Is it a Pyrrhic Victory? 19 Cap. U.L. Rev. 553 (1990).





Foreword  to the reprint edition of Plutarch's Pericles  (Bolchazy‑Carducci, Chicago 1984).

A Running Vocabulary to Odyssey V, 1982 (Used as a text in a Greek IV class on Homer)


Dr. McElwee has traveled extensively including: Greece 40-50 times; Italy several times; Turkey several times; Egypt several times; England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Holland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Spain, Syria, Jordan,  Palestine, Argentina.


He has led dozens of group tours, especially to Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt.