Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Kenneth W. Harl

Kenneth W. Harl

"Kenneth W. Harl is Professor of Classical and Byzantine History at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he has been teaching since 1978. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Trinity College and went on to earn his Master's and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Dr. Harl specializes in the Mediterranean civilizations of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Byzantium. He has published numerous articles and is the author of Civic Coins and Civic Politics in the Roman East, A.D. 180-275 and Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700. He is also a veteran field researcher who has served since 1999 on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Archaeology."

"Every scholar in the field of Greco-Roman history knows Ken Harl's works on coinage. His ability to explain all manners of social, economic and historic events using coins is a terrific tool to teach students," says Jason Sanchez, a student who accompanied Dr. Harl on one of his guided trips to Turkey.

One of his favorite personnages of Roman history is Julia Domna, the empress of the Serverus Roman Empire, circa 193 C.E.

His latest course for The Teaching Company is Rome and the Barbarians. Other courses he has produced for The Teaching Company is Great Civilizations of Asia Minor and The World of Byzantium.

See also: Head and Tales