John G. Younger

Professor of Classics

Academic Director of Jewish Studies


Department of Classics
1032 Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

Jewish Studies
4028 Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-2139
T 785-864-3263 (CLSX); 785-864-4664 (JWSH)
F 785-864-5566 (CLSX)


cell phone in the US: 785-979-6233
cell phone in Greece & Israel: (USA 001) +44 750-938-1022

Office hours Spring 2015

MW 11:00P-3:30P WES 4028 (Jewish Studies)
TR 10:00A-12:45P WES 1032 (Classics)

Paul Rehak's homepage is still on-line.

For a few pictures, click here

John at Olympia

see John at Olympia, 1965

Last update: 10 September 2014

Professional Data

University of Kansas, 2002-present
Duke University, 1974-2002

Stanford University, BA History Honors 1967 with second majors in Classics and Music
University of Cincinnati, MA Classical Studies 1969: "The Iconography of Early Cretan Seals"
University of Cincinnati, PhD Classical Studies 1973: "Towards the Chronology of Aegean Glyptic in the Late Bronze Age"

Professional Interests
Greek Bronze Age Archaeology
Greek Art & Archaeology, especially classical sculpture and architecture
Gender and Sexualities
Queer Issues

My complete Curriculum Vitae (resume) is online.

Here is a one-paragraph, short version of my CV:

John G. Younger joined the University of Kansas in 2002 as Professor of Classics and of Humanities and Western Civilization; he came from Duke University where he taught for 27 years. He became a full-time 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 sexuality (numerous 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, "Technical 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 a cat to keep him sane.


Fall 2014: GRK 301 Philosophy and Oratory (3rd semester Greek), Plato's Apology of Socrates; Euripides, Medea

Other Syllabi on-line
Aegean Bronze Age (Spring 2013)
Greek Archaeology & Art (Spring 2011)
Greek Architecture (2003)
Women in the Ancient World (2010)
Gender & Sexuality, Ancient & Modern (Spring 2013)

Other resources on-line
Chronology of Greek Art
Chronology of Greek History to Alexander
Chronology of Greek History, Hellenistic to the late 20th century
Bibliography of Greek and Roman Art Books, with LC call numbers
Bibliography of Greek Sculpture Books, with LC call numbers
Citing Footnotes and Bibliography

Public Lectures Available

National Professional Organizations

Internet Interests

Internet Discussion List Owner/Manager:
  • AegeaNet: Greek prehistory.

    Internet Site Author

    Related Links
    • ABZU: Ancient Near East
    • QSTUDY-L: queer studies & theory.
    • Perseus classical archaeology, texts, and history
    • Diotima gender in antiquity
    • "Arachne's Web" (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): resources in classics.

    For John's dogs and cat, click here.


    Hadherway, 2003

    John at Olympia, 1965

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