B.A. (Classics and Philosophy), St. Olaf College, 2009; M.A., Ph.D. (Classics), University of Virginia, 2011, 2016

Hilary Bouxsein '09 began teaching at St. Olaf in 2017 and returns fall 2023 after a year away.  She specializes in ancient Greek poetry, particularly the work of Homer, Hesiod, and Pindar, and has research interestes in Greek epic and lyric poetry as well as Greek tragedy, ancient philosophy, and Greek linguistics. She is at work on a monograph tentatively titled True Lies and Fictional Facts: The Vocabulary and Rhetoric of Truth in Archaic Greece, as well as an article on Odyssean influences in Euripides' Medea. In 2020, she published an article ("That Would Have Been Better: Counterfactual Conditions in Homeric Character Speech") in the journal Mnemosyne; she also contributed a chapter, “Truth be Told: the Rhetoric of Honesty in Odyssey 13-24," to Ab omni parte beatus: Classical Essays in Honor of James M. May (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2017).

Bouxsein is also the co-founder and a current Editorial Board member of Rhea Classical Reviews, an open-access review journal that prioritizes underrepresented voices in Classics and Ancient Studies.

An alumna of the Great Conversation (2005-06), Prof. Bouxsein has occasionally taught in the program (now Enduring Questions) since 2018.

In 2016-2017 she served as Lecturer of Classics at Texas A&M University.

Courses in 2023-2024: Semester I: Classics 243 (World of the Ancient Greeks), Greek 111 (Beginning Greek I), Latin 231A (Intermediate Latin); Semester II: Greek 112 (Beginning Greek II), Latin 112B (Beginning Latin II), Latin 370 (Topics in Latin Literature)

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