Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies


Kirk Shellko

Title/s:  Instructor

Office #:  Crown Center 574

Phone: 773.508.8488

Email: kshellk@luc.edu


M.A. (Philosophy), John Carroll University

M.A., Ph.D. (Classical Studies), Loyola University Chicago

Research Interests

Ancient science, comic & tragic representations of Socrates in Plato’s dialogues, Aristotle

Courses Taught

  • CLST 271, 272, 273
  • GREK 262, 275
  • LATN 283

Selected Publications

Papers Presented

  • "The Dramatic Characterization of Plato's Philosophical Hero," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Grand Rapids Michigan, 7 April 2011
  • "Fantastic Literary Elements in Plato's Hippias Minor," Comparative Drama Conference, LA California, 24 March 2011
  • "The Curious Aesthetic of Rhesus," Comparative Drama Conference, Loyola Marymount University, 25-27 March 2010
  • "Apollonian and Dionysian Imagery in Virgil's Aeneid" delivered as guest at The Summer Aeneid Reading Project, affiliated with Barrington High School and the Barrington Area Public Library, 15 July 2007
  • "Comic Ethics: Strepsiades and the Comic Bane and Socrates the Comic Antidote," Classical Association of the Midwest and South, 6 April 2006
  • "The Intuitive Appeal of Myth," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 31 March 2005