Philip Freeman

Classics professor, author

Philip Freeman has been a professor in classics since 2004, focusing on the course topics of Classical Mythology, Ancient Roman Culture, Greece and Rome on Film, as well as Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Latin. He is the author of 15 books on the ancient world for both academic and general readers, including "Alexander the Great and Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths." He is a regular guest on NPR and has written essays about Greece and Rome for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Freeman has a PhD from Harvard and has taught at Boston University, Washington University and now Luther College in the beautiful hills of northeast Iowa. He's also been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School, the American Academy in Rome and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.