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About Kenneth S Rothwell, Jr.

I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where I have taught since 1995.
My research has largely focused on Aristophanes and ancient Greek comedy. I am the author of two monographs: Politics and Persuasion in Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1990), based on my Columbia dissertation, and Nature, Culture and the Origins of Greek Comedy: A Study of Animal Choruses (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007; paperback 2010).
Having explored animals in comedy, I hope to extend my research and write a general study of attitudes toward nature in ancient Greece. The result of this will one day be a book on "Nature and the Greeks."
I am also the editor and translator of Federico Borromeo, Sacred Painting and Museum. I Tatti Renaissance Library, Vol. 44. Harvard Univ. Press, 2010), with introduction and notes by Pamela M. Jones (also of UMass Boston, Department of Art, and my wife).
In addition to teaching a large number of upper-level classes on Greek and Latin authors, I regularly offer introductory courses on Athenian Democracy and Greek & Roman Mythology. I am currently teaching a new course on Magic & Science in Greece & Rome.
I recently served as President of the Classical Association of Massachusetts (see under "Links").


Present Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, University of Massachusetts Boston

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