Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures
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On Leave during the Fall 2014 semester
Scott Bradbury is a professor of classical languages and literatures, specializing in the history of the Later Roman Empire, particularly the Greek East, and in ancient religions. He was educated at Amherst College, Corpus Christi College, Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley. He has held fellowships from the Fulbright Scholars Program, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Bradbury teaches courses in Greek and Latin at all levels, as well as classical mythology, Western classics, and Greek and Roman religions. In summer 2012, he and colleague John Brady will lead a joint classics/geology seminar in Greece for Smith students. He has twice served as director of Smith's Junior Year in Florence program, and he has frequently served as faculty lecturer on Smith Alumnae Association trips in the Mediterranean.
His scholarly work includes three books: Severus of Minorca: Letter on the Conversion of the Jews (1996), Selected Letters of Libanius From the Age of Constantius and Julian (2004), and, with his wife Nancy Bradbury, Smith alumna and professor of English at Smith, The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolf: A Dual-Language Edition From Latin and Middle English Prints (in press). He is currently collaborating on a second volume of Libanius' letters in English translation, and he is working to complete a monograph titled The Social World of Libanius.