Classics and World Religions
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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.