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  • Marcaline Boyd, Assistant Professor of Classics

    Assistant Professor of Classics
    University of Delaware
    118 Jastak-Burgess Hall
    Newark, DE 19716


    Marcaline J. Boyd's main teaching and research interests are the social and cultural history of ancient Greece and Rome. Dr. Boyd is currently working on a book on tyranny that examines the relationship between the ideology and practice of one-man rule in ancient Greece. Her research combines the study of literature, history, and material culture, with a special emphasis on epigraphy. She has published articles on Greek tyranny, as well as Hellenistic epigram and Latin elegy. Dr. Boyd teaches language courses in Greek and Latin at all levels as well as literature and civilization courses in translation. She frequently teaches in the Honors Program and at present serves as advisor to undergraduate majors and minors in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies and faculty advisor to the Delta Tau chapter of the National Honorary Society for Classical Studies, Eta Sigma Phi.


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    Ph.D. in Classics from Florida State University

    M.A. in Classics from Florida State University

    Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

    B.A. in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, and French from Franklin and Marshall College


    2015. "Meleager and the War of Love (AP 12.48 = 16 G-P)."Mnemosyne 68: 488–493.

    2018. "Polyaenus and Polycrates' Rise to Power." Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar 17, Ancient Biography: Identity through Lives: 71–88. Oxbow.

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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591