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Luke Gorton


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  • 2014, Ph.D. in Classics, The Ohio State University, Columbus.


Certificate Earned:
Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean.

Through the Grapevine: Tracing the Origins of Wine.

Dr. Luke Gorton specializes in ancient Mediterranean religions, languages, and cultures. His research focuses on cross-cultural encounters between various linguistic and ethnic groups of the ancient Mediterranean, including Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians. He teaches a wide variety of courses at UNM, including the large Greek Mythology class as well as courses entitled Magic in Ancient Religion, Apocalypse in the Ancient World, and Sex and Gender in Ancient Religion. He also teaches upper-level Greek and Latin language courses and has taught a beginning New Testament class.

Research Interests

  • Greek and Latin Language and Literature
  • Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Contacts Between Greece and Near Eastern Literatures and Cultures
  • Greek, Latin, and Indo-European Linguistics

Teaching Interests

  • Classical religions and culture (Greek Mythology, Magic in Ancient Religion, etc.)
  • Language courses (Greek, Latin, and other ancient languages)
  • Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity

Recent Publications

Through the Grapevine: Tracing the Origins of Wine.