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Georgia Irby studied Math and Latin at the University of Georgia before turning to Classics full time. She has an MA from the University of Georgia and PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has held teaching positions at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA and Baylor in Waco, TX. Now an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary, Professor Irby teaches broadly, enjoying in particular the languages at all levels (her favorite authors include Vergil, Tacitus, Ovid, Aeschylus, Heraclitus, Theocritus, and Archimedes). She also revels in teaching mythology and science in the ancient world, and delights in drawing out her students creatively (she has even produced a music CD of songs in ancient Greek). She has published on Roman religion, Greek and Roman pedagogy, and Greek and Roman Science. Her books include:

  • A Little Latin Reader (with Mary English) Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists: The Greek Tradition and Its Many Heirs (with Paul Keyser). London and New York: Routledge, 2008.
  • Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era: A Sourcebook, (with Paul Keyser). London and New York: Routledge: 2002.
  • Military Religion in Roman Britain. Leiden: E.J. Brill: 1999.

She is currently editing a two-volume (60 chapters)  Blackwell Companion to Ancient Science, Medicine and Technology, for Wiley-Blackwell.
She is an ailurophile, an avid walker and hiker, classical guitarist, and she crews on the Godspeed, a square rigged ship at Jamestown, VA.