Philosophy and Cosmology

Kevin Crotty

Kevin Crotty
Kevin Crotty, professor of Classics at Washington and Lee University

К. Crotty chaired the Classics Department from 1999 to 2010.

He is a manuscript reader for the Oxford University Press, Transactions of the American Philological Association, Classical Review and Classical Quarterly.



  • Harvard Law, JD 1984
  • Yale Ph.D. (Classics) 1975
  • Columbia University, BA 1971


Myth, Archaic Greek Poetry, Plato, Legal Theory




CLAS 201: Classical Myth

CLAS 208: Classical Epic Tradition from Homer to Joyce

Democracy, Law and Litigation in Ancient Athens

Several Courses in Advanced Ancient Greek, including: Homer, Tragedy, Greek History, Greek Philosophy


Selected Publications

  • The Philosopher’s Song: The Poets’ Influence on Plato (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2009)
  • Law’s Interior: Legal and Literary Constructions of the Self (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001)
  • The Poetics of Supplication: Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994)
  • Song and Action: The Victory Odes of Pindar (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982)