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Wells, James Bradley, Ph.D.




Classical Studies, Harrison Hall, Room 105
Greencastle, IN

Classical Studies 

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

James Bradley Wells is the author of five books.

Pindar’s Verbal Art (Center for Hellenic Studies/Harvard University Press, 2009) is an ethnographic study of speech and performance in Pindar’s (518-438 B.C.E.) victory songs for ancient Greek athletes.

Wells’s first poetry collection Bicycle (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013) was a finalist for Four Way Books’s Intro Prize (2012), The National Poetry Series (2011), and Black Lawrence Press’s Hudson Prize (2010).

His poetry chapbook The Kazantzakis Guide to Greece (Finishing Line Press, Forthcoming) will be released in July, 2015.

Wells is seeking a publisher for his poetry collection Airs Waters Places and completing his translation of Pindar’s victory songs (under contract with Bloomsbury Academic, London). Additional work in progress includes two poetry collections and translations of Vergil’s Eclogues and Georgics, as well as essays on the intersection of Classical Studies and creative writing.

Prior to the start of his DePauw career in 2011, Wells taught Classical Studies at the University of Idaho (2003-2005), Grand Valley State University (2005-2007), and Hamilton College (2007-2011).

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