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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




The general modus operandi of all my classes is the following:

"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 8 1999

Ancient Athenian Origins of Western Law 8 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).

‹δεια: Amnesty and Immunity at Athens from Solon to Demosthenes, (36/08‑A Dissertation Abstracts International 5271).

 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.