Department of Classics

Alexander Mourelatos

Professor EmeritusPhD, Yale

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Classics
Alexander Mourelatos


  • Phone: 512-471-6749
  • Office: WAG 200C
  • Office Hours: By appointment only
  • Campus Mail Code: C3500


Ancient Philosophy, Early Greek Science, Linguistic Theory, Modern Greek Studies


Fields: ancient philosophy, early Greek science, linguistic theory, Modern Greek studies

An internationally renowned specialist in the pre-Socratics and ancient Greek cosmology, he has published widely in classics, ancient philosophy, ancient science, and linguistics. He is author of The Route of Parmenides (1970; expanded and revised edn. Parmenides Publishing, 2008), and editor of an influential collection on The Pre-Socratics (revised edition, Princeton, 1993). He founded, and for many years directed, the Joint Classics-Philosophy Program in Ancient Philosophy. He has held major academic fellowships, NEH, ACLS, and Guggenheim; has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, N.J.; and has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Athens, Greece (1994), and inducted as corresponding member of the Academy of Athens, Greece (2000).


C C 348 • Hist Of Ancient Philosophy

32560-32570 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm WAG 302

C C 348 Topics in Ancient Civilization:

The development and progress of ancient civilization, including history, philosophy, literature, and culture. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required.


GK 390 • Three Ancient Cosmologists

32767 • Spring 2010
Meets TH 500pm-800pm WAG 210
(also listed as PHL 381)

GK 390 Seminar in Classical Studies:

Selected topics in Greek studies. Topics given in recent years include Mycenaean documents, Aristotle's ethics, Archaic poetry, and Plato's Symposium.

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