Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
William Barry has a broad interest in Roman social and political history. In his research he focuses on popular violence in the Roman world, particularly in Alexandria, Egypt. He wrote “Exposure, Mutilation, and Riot: Violence at the Scalae Gemoniae in Early Imperial Rome,” in Greece and Rome (2008), and has an article titled "Alone in the Village: Hesiod and His Community in the Works and Days." Barry teaches jointly in classics and history, leading courses covering classical languages and the political, social, cultural, and economic history of ancient Greece and Rome, including classes on the Roman Revolution, elementary Latin, and Alexander the Great.
B.A., Whitman College, 1980; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1984, 1988