John Ziolkowski

John Ziolkowski

Professor Emeritus of Classics

Professor Emeritus of Classics at George Washington University, received his BA in Greek from Duke University in 1958 and his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963. After teaching at Randolph-Macon Woman's College for three years, he came to GWU in 1967. He has served as Chairman of his Department (1971-1988; and several annual appointments since then), President of the Washington Classical Society (1972-74) and of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (1993-94). In addition to working on various aspects of classical influence on the architecture of Washington, D. C., he has published articles on Greek and Roman literature, Roman music, and Plato's Symposium. During the 2004-2005 school year, he prepared two groups of students to give lectures on classical influences at the Lincoln Memorial for junior high students from Richmond, Va. (Oct. 13 and 21); conducted a bus tour of Classical Washington, DC for visiting FBI delegation from Mauritius (April 3) and a walking tour of classical DC for visiting Dean's Scholars from Chile (April 23). He conducted a "second annual" tour in 2006 for the same program of Dean's Scholars (April 15).

Completed Research Projects

Homeric Similes: A Searchable, Interaive Databaste by John Ziolkowski, Robert Farber and Denis Sullivan (2016).

Plato’s Similes: A Compendium of 500 Similes in 35 Dialogues. Published by the Center for Hellenic Studies (2014).