Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Richard King

Institutional Affiliation

Professor of Classics

Ball State University


PhD (Indiana University, 1994), MA (Florida State University, 1984), BA (Millsaps College, 1982).


Richard J. King received his PhD in Classical Studies from Indiana University. His research interests include Roman elegy, narrative of Roman ritual and topographic experience, and Greek and Roman gender and sexuality. He especially appreciates introducing students to the joys of study abroad. He began teaching Classics with two, year-long, stints in Rome at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (1992-1993 and 1995-1996). Since he’s been at Ball State, he has continually co-directed programs of summer study in Greece for over a decade.

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