Michael W. Riley

Michael W.


Professional Overview: 

Michael Riley graduated from the Integrated Program in 1972 and returned as a tutor in the renamed Integral Program in 1982. He studies how names and other words do and don't change. He has long studied ancient Greek and Roman mythology and philosophy in the original languages and combines mythology and philosophy together in his January Term classes and Preceptorials. He has special interests in the mythology of Hesiod and in the philosophy of Plato and has written a book on Plato's labyrinthine dialogue on language, the Cratylus. He is also the Chair of the Classical Languages Department, which offers majors and minors in Classics, Greek and Latin and an interdisciplinary minor in Classical Studies, soon, by name changing, to be a major.  

School of Liberal Arts » Classical Languages
School of Liberal Arts » Integral Program
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Contact Information: 

Garaventa - 111

Phone: 4261
Fax: 376-2411
Email: mriley@stmarys-ca.edu
Mail: P.O. Box 3476

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