This site is meant to serve as a portal to my various online enterprises and an introduction to my publications.
BIO: Debra Hamel earned her Ph.D. from the Yale Classics Department in 1996. Her most recent book, Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History
, was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press in July of 2012. She is also the author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece
. In 2012 Debra self-published a booklet on a pair of scandals that rocked Athens in 415 B.C. The Mutilation of the Herms: Unpacking an Ancient Mystery
is available for the Kindle and in paperback.
When she’s not writing about wild boars, wild women, and ithyphallic statues, Debra can be found in her subterranean lair tending her fleet of web sites, which include the literary sites TwitrLit.com, KidderLit.com, and ScatterLit.com. She is also the creator of TheTwitterHerodotus.com, where she is posting an abbreviated version of Herodotus’ History for the modern age.
Debra lives with her husband and two preternaturally attractive daughters in North Haven, Connecticut. You can find her online at dhamel.com and on Twitter at @debra_hamel.