Leslie Kurke
Head Graduate Adviser; Gladys Rehard Wood Chair, Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature

Greek Literature and Culture, Archaic Greek poetry, Herodotus
B.A. 1981 Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D. 1988 Princeton University

Group: Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology

Contact information

Office: 4331 Dwinelle Hall
Email: kurke@berkeley.edu
Office phone: (510) 642-2054
Alternate phone: (510) 642-4218
Fax: (510) 643-2959

Office hours: Fall 2013: M 2-3pm, W 3-4pm, and by appointment

Mailing address:
7233 Dwinelle Hall #2520
Berkeley, CA 94720-2520

Selected publications

Aesopic Conversations: Popular Tradition, Cultural Dialogue, and the Invention of Greek Prose, Princeton University Press, 2011

Editor (with Carol Dougherty), The Cultures Within Ancient Greek Culture: Contact, Conflict, Collaboration, Cambridge University Press, 2003

Coins, Bodies, Games, and Gold: The Politics of Meaning in Archaic Greece, Princeton University Press, 1999

Editor (with Carol Dougherty), Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece: Cult, Performance, Politics, Cambridge University Press, 1993 (paperback reprint, Oxford University Press, 1998)

The Traffic in Praise: Pindar and the Poetics of Social Economy, Cornell University Press, 1991

Full CV