Kathryn Wilson

Kathryn Wilson

Senior Lecturer in Classics
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
research interests:
  • Hellenistic Literature
  • Ancient Scientific Poetry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Classics and Race

contact info:

mailing address:

  • MSC 1050-153-244
    ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Kathryn Wilson’s research interests focus on the intersection of poetry and science.

Kate Wilson works on Hellenistic literature, and especially the intersection between poetry and science in these works, as well as ancient farming and labor.  In addition, she studies and teaches about race (ancient and modern) in Classics and is a Faculty Affiliate of WashU’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, & Equity. She is currently the director of the Classics department's Ampersand program, Democracy and Myth in Ancient Greece.

recent courses

Latin and Greek in Current English (L08 Classics 225D)

This course will provide a study of the impact of Latin and Greek on the English language through intensive study of the Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes that are most commonly found in English technical and non-technical vocabulary. Some attention will also be paid to the linguistic principles by which these elements have entered the English language.

    Introduction to Greek Literature: Plato (L09 Greek 317C)

    Introduction to Attic prose through the reading of Plato's APOLOGY and related texts. 

      Introduction to Latin Literature I (L10 Latin 301)

      Intensive review of Latin grammar and syntax and development of reading skills and translation techniques through short readings from original texts in prose and poetry such as Caesar and Ovid