Stewart Flory


Professor Emeritus in Classics

Born in New York City (1941) and educated at private schools there (beginning Latin, which he disliked, in the fifth grade) and at the Choate School in Connecticut (where he learned to love Latin). Then Yale University, B.A. 1964 Cum Laude, with high honors in Classics. After a year teaching at a private boarding school in Athens, Greece, he returned to Yale for his PhD (1969). He then taught for eight years at Amherst College before coming to Gustavus in 1978.

Over the years he has taught at Gustavus a wide range of classes, Greek, Latin, Greek History, and "translation" classes, especially Myth. He was the first chair of the Gustavus Adolphus College classics department.

He has won two research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also directed (at Gustavus) two NEH Summer Seminars for School Teachers, and has served in Washington on many NEH review panels.

He has had a long relationship with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, where he has often been a Senior Associate Member. He was Whitehead Professor of Classical Studies in 1991-92, and has served the School as chair of its Admissions Committee. He also was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome for two years.

His current major research project is "the archaeology and psychology of ancient literacy." He is a specialist in Greek literature, especially, Homer, Herodotus, and Thucydides. He has published widely on these subjects in various journals and also a book on Herodotus. He has a special interest in military history, especially Greek armor. He also reviews books and article manuscripts. for university presses and classical journals. Most recently he served as a consultant to Oxford University Press for the development of a new Greek history text.

He is currently not teaching at Gustavus, but plays an informal role in the social and academic life of the Classics Department. Though technically retired, he is not retiring, and plans to teach occasionally at Gustavus or elsewhere. He has an office in the library, where he is to be seen most days.

After the sudden death of Stewart's wife and Gustavus classics colleague Professor Marleen Flory in 2001, he has recently remarried Ellie Kuklewski, a former Gustavus Classics graduate, née Elena Paraskova. Ellie has an M.A. in Counseling, and will start working for the Gustavus Counseling Center this year.


B.A. Yale University; Ph.D. Yale University

Areas of Expertise

Greek Literature

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CLA-111 Myth and Meaning 8 2003/SP and 2000/SP
GRE-112 Greek II 4 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
GRE-373 Homer 3 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/SP
GRE-375 Greek Prose Composition 3 2002/FA, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
GRE-111 Greek I 3 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
GRE-231 Plato and the Intellectual Revolution 2 2002/FA and 2000/FA
CLA-112 Great Books of the Greek and Roman World 2 2001/SP and 1999/SP
CLA-399 Honors Thesis 1 2003/SP
GRE-372 Greek Tragedy 1 2001/SP
CLA-135 Ancient Greek History and Culture 1 1999/FA
GRE-371 Greek Historians 1 1999/FA
FTS-100 First Term Seminar 1 1999/FA
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.