King Building 105C
Personal Office Hours:
M 10:00 - 11:00; T 3:00 - 4:00; TH 11:00 - 12:00 or by appointment.
Kirk on Santorini
Kirk begins the trek to archaia Thira
- Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College, 1985
- Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1989
- Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1992
Kirk Ormand has been at Oberlin since 2001, His research specialties include sexuality in the ancient world, archaic Greek poetry (especially Hesiod and Sappho), Sophocles, Euripides, Lucan, and the Greek Novel. He regularly teaches Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome, Classical Mythology, Greek History and intermediate and advanced courses in ancient Greek and Latin.
Kirk spent the year of 2007-08 in Athens, Greece, as the Elizabeth A. Whitehead Professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, where he pursued interests in material culture and Greek pre-history. In the summer of 2010, he led the ASCSA's summer session I, a 6-week archaeological tour of Crete and mainland Greece.
In January of 2013, Kirk led an intrepid group of 18 students on a 16-day tour of archaeological sites in ancient Greece. You can visit a tumblr (blog) of their trip here. The group had a terrific trip, and enjoyed being in Greece during the low tourist season. Kirk hopes to make this trip a more regular event (the previous trip was in 2006).
Kirk's publications include Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome (Praeger Press, 2008), and the Companion to Sophocles (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), which came out in paperback in 2015. Kirk's most recent books are The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women and Archaic Greece (Cambridge U. Press, 2014) and Ancient Sex: New Essays (Ohio State U. Press, 2015).
Here's a link to the Companion to Sophocles.
Here is a link to the book on the Hesiodic Catalogue of Women.
Kirk recently reviewed James Robson's Sex and Sexuality in Ancient Athens: here's a link to the review.
Here is a link to Kirk's CV.