William Barry

Professor, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

BA, Whitman College
PhD, University of Michigan

Bill is jointly appointed in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and teaches in the Honors Program. His courses cover classical languages and the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Ancient Greece and Rome. He works on popular violence and riots in the Greek and Roman world.

Bill Barry teaches ancient Greek and Roman history, including courses on ancient empires, the ancient city, and Alexander the Great. He has a broad interest in Roman social and political history and in his research focuses on popular and urban violence in the Roman world, particularly in Alexandria, Egypt. 

Spring 2014 classes:

Classics 212   "Ancient Rome"
   meets MWF 9:00-9:50, Wyatt 301

Latin 102, "Elementary Latin"
   meets MTWF 10:00-10:50, Wyatt 307

SSI2, "Alexander the Great"
   meets MWF 1:00-1:50, Wyatt 305