Mary Hamil Gilbert

Department / Division

  • Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Affiliate


  • Assistant Professor of Classics


Phone: 662-325-3480


  • 1500 Lee hall

My current and future projects span Greek and Roman tragedy and ancient women authors (like Sappho, Anyte of Tegea and Vibia Perpetua). They build on the work of other socially-conscious interpreters to shift our ideas about who and what matters in the study of the ancient world. My way into these texts is connected to major contemporary concerns – gender, class, race, the environment, and the way these cultural concepts get shaped by structures of power. I am equally interested in the long and tangled reception of these authors and concepts, especially in early modern France. I have a co-edited volume entitled Believing Ancient Women forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press and have written articles and chapters on Aeschylus, Euripides, Seneca, Sappho, Anyte of Tegea, and early modern French tragedian Jean Racine.