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Mary Hamil Gilbert

Mary Hamil Gilbert

Instructor of Classics 

Mary Hamil Gilbert Office:

Berte Humanities Building 310

Contact Information:

Box 549029
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4802
Office Fax: (205) 226-3089


  • PhD. in Classics, University of Virginia
  • M.A. in Classics, Washington University in Saint Louis
  • B.A. in English, Greek, and Latin, University of Georgia

Academic Interests

  • Greek and Roman Drama
  • Ancient Epic
  • Ancient Medicine
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Reception and Translation Studies
  • Ancient Material Culture


My research is indebted to theories of intertextuality, translation, and reception. I am currently revising my doctoral dissertation into a book entitled Imagining the Ancient Stage: The Poetics of Reception and Intertextuality in Jean Racine’s Classical Tragedies. I am also working on an article that explores the influence of Greek medical writings on Seneca’s heroines entitled “Melancholy Becomes Andromache: Depression and Hallucinatory Mourning in Seneca’s Troades.”

Courses Taught:

Ancient Medicine
Beginning and Intermediate Latin
Beginning Greek
Greek Mythology
Greek Drama
Roman Culture
Roman History
Sex, Gender, and Power in the Ancient World

E Term Courses
The Politics of Performance: Ancient Drama and Society
Ancient Greece: Art, Drama, Politics, and Religion (Study Abroad)