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Bradley Buszard

Bradley Buszard

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 313
(757) 594-7084


  • Ph D in Classical Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA in Classical Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA in Classical Studies, University of Michigan


Classical antiquity and the U.S. constitution; Athenian culture; Roman culture; epic poetry; mythology; ancient sexuality; Latin; Attic Greek.


The translation of Latin vocabulary into Greek (the GRETL project, accessible at; ancient biography and historiography, particularly under the Roman Empire.


Dr. Buszard is interested in the intersections of cultures, be they ancient or modern. His earliest research was devoted to the parallel Lives by Plutarch. He is currently researching and publishing on the translations of Latin concepts in ancient Greek historiography (the GRETL project, accessible at In addition to the ancient languages and surveys of Classical culture, his classes examine Roman attitudes towards Greek literature (CLST 202), Greek attitudes towards Roman political hegemony (CLST 415), and the Greek, Macedonian, and Roman views of each other’s gender norms and sexual practices (CLST 313). In Dictators, Demagogues, and Decline (CLST 414), he examines the interplay of various constitutional systems in Classical antiquity and their later influence on the founders and the constitution of the United States.

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