Academic Director of Jewish Studies
Office hours Spring 2015
MW 11:00P-3:30P WES 4028 (Jewish Studies)
TR 10:00A-12:45P WES 1032 (Classics)
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see John at Olympia, 1965
Last update: 10 September 2014
University of Kansas, 2002-present
Duke University, 1974-2002
University, BA History Honors 1967 with second majors in
University of Cincinnati, MA Classical Studies 1969: "The
Early Cretan Seals"
University of Cincinnati, PhD
Classical Studies 1973: "Towards the
Chronology of Aegean Glyptic in the Late Bronze Age"
Greek Bronze Age Archaeology
Greek Art & Archaeology, especially classical sculpture and
Gender and Sexualities
Curriculum Vitae (resume) is online.
Here is a one-paragraph, short version of my CV:
- John G. Younger joined the University of Kansas in
Professor of Classics and of Humanities and Western Civilization;
from Duke University where he taught for 27 years. He became a
member of Classics briefly in the Spring of 2008 before being invited to
be the Chair of KU's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(2008-2012), then Academic Director of Jewish Studies (2013-present). He has a BA in History (with majors in Music and Classics
also fulfilled) from Stanford
University, and an MA and PhD in Classics
from the University of
Cincinnati. Professor Younger's research focuses
on the Bronze Age Aegean
(especially art, scripts, and administration)
and on Classical Greek art
(especially architecture and sculpture). He
has written books on
Minoan-Mycenaean engraved gemstones and on Music
in the Aegean Bronze
Age, as well as numerous articles on various
Bronze Age and Classical
topics. Recent work has centered on gender and
articles and book chapters, as well as the
book-encyclopedia Sex in the
Ancient World, A-Z [Routledge 2004]), the architecture and sculpture of early synagogues in the upper Galillee region of Israel, an
edited volume on the emperor
Augustus's building program (Imperium and
Cosmos by Paul Rehak,
Wisconsin 2006), a monograph-length study,
Observations on the Sculptures from the Temple of Zeus
at Olympia" (Hesperia 78, 2009, 41-105), and "A View from
the Sea" (2011), an aesthetic and theoretical reading of the
fresco frieze from the West House, Akrotiri, Thera. He has two dogs and
to keep him sane.
Fall 2014: GRK 301 Philosophy and Oratory (3rd semester Greek), Plato's Apology of Socrates; Euripides, Medea
Age (Spring 2013)
Archaeology & Art (Spring 2011)
the Ancient World (2010)
Gender & Sexuality, Ancient &
Modern (Spring 2013)
Other resources on-line
Chronology of Greek Art
Chronology of Greek History to
Chronology of Greek History, Hellenistic
to the late
Bibliography of Greek and Roman Art
Books, with LC call numbers
Bibliography of Greek Sculpture
Books, with LC call numbers
Citing Footnotes and
Public Lectures Available
- "Time and Event
in Aegean Art"
- "Sculpting the Parthenon
Scripts and Minoan Administration"
Pausanias Saw: Mutilated
Pediments from the Temple of Zeus, Olympia"
- "Gender and
Sexuality in the Parthenon Frieze"
- "A Roman Pediment with Greek Figures:
Sculptures from the Temple of Apollo Sosianus, Rome"
- "Gays and Grrls
in Athenian Vase Painting"
- "Tekhnítides: Women Artists in
- "Building the Parthenon"
- "Undeciphered Cretan Scripts"
Internet Discussion List
Internet Site Author
Ancient Near East
queer studies & theory.
- Perseus classical archaeology,
texts, and history
- Diotima gender in
Web" (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): resources in
John's dogs and cat, click here.
John at Olympia,
email: John G.