David Mirhady

Department Chair, Professor
Global Humanities

Areas of interest

Ancient Greek rhetoric and law, "NOMOI" (a bibliographical web site for the study of ancient Greek law, and "A New Radermacher" (a website for the study of early Greek rhetoric and rhetoricians).

Actively accepting MA students interested in:
Greek mythology, Greek tragedy, ancient rhetoric, Greek law


  • PhD, Classics, Rutgers University
  • MA, Classics, University of British Columbia
  • BA, Philosophy, University of British Columbia


David Mirhady's research spans several related fields: Greek rhetoric, law, and the school of Aristotle. It began with a dissertation on the political and legal writings of Aristotle's student Theophrastus. In order to get a background for that, he looked at Aristotle's approach to legal argumentation in his Rhetoric, which led to articles on the parallel accounts of argumentation on documentary forms of evidence in the Rhetoric, its contemporary, the Rhetoric to Alexander, and in the Athenian orators, the speeches of one of whom, Isocrates, he translated. He has also continued his interests in the parallels between the Rhetoric and the Rhetoric to Alexander, which led to a Loeb translation of the latter.