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Richard Armstrong Honors Faculty


Phone: 713.743.3306

Email: richarda@Central.UH.EDU 

Richard H. Armstrong is Associate Professor of Classical Studies in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and The Honors College. He is also Coordinator of International Programs for the Honors College, including both study abroad opportunities and competitive scholarships (Fulbright, Critical Language Scholarship, Boren Awards). He publishes on the reception of ancient culture in later times, Translation Studies, and the history of Psychoanalysis. He is author of A Compulsion for Antiquity: Freud and the Ancient World (Cornell UP, 2006), and forthcoming books on Freud as well as the translation of classical epic.  He is also a frequent contributor to KUHF’s Engines of Our Ingenuity program. Besides the Human Situation, Prof. Armstrong teaches courses like CLAS 3341 The Roman Republic and Political Thought, CLAS 3350 Law and Society in Ancient Rome—available for Phronesis credit—CLAS 3375 Roman, Jew, and Christian and CLAS 4353 Antiquity & Modernity.  (BA, University of Chicago; M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University)