Marquis Berrey is an associate professor in the Department of Classics at The University of Iowa, where he has taught since 2011. Professor Berrey teaches courses on ancient medicine and mathematics, and courses in Greek and Latin literature at all levels. His past research has explored how the cultural practices of gift-exchange, reading, and performance shaped scientific communities and scientific ideas in Greco-Roman antiquity. He is the author of Hellenistic Science at Court (2017). His current research traces the personal virtues and disciplinary character determinative of ancient surgical knowledge into its early modern manifestations. He believes in the instrumental utility of historical medicine for contemporary medical practice and the importance of medical history within the medical humanities. He is the editor of Syllecta Classica. Professor Berrey holds a B.A. in Classics from St. Olaf College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from The University of Texas at Austin.
Find more info on his website. Professor Berrey is on leave 2018-2019.