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Alexander Mourelatos

Professor Emeritus PhD, 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


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). 





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

C C 348 • Hist Of Ancient Philosophy

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