Debra Hamel

38 Garfield Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 281-7594
E-mail: hamel.debra@gmail.com
Web: http://www.dhamel.com


Special Interests

(1) Greek law and military history
(2) Greek literature


Education

Yale University (1989-1996)
1996
Ph.D. in Classical Languages and Literatures
1993
M.A. and M.Phil. in Classical Languages and Literatures
Johns Hopkins University (1985-1989)
1989
B.A. in Classics with Departmental and General Honors (Phi Beta Kappa awarded 1987/88)


Dissertation

Athenian Strategoi: The Extent and Exercise of Authority in the Military Sphere, 501/0-322/1


Teaching

Spring 2001
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Wesleyan University. Greek 102 (second semester)
Spring 2000
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Wesleyan University. Greek 102 (second semester).
Fall 1998
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Wesleyan University. Latin 201 (third semester; Catullus and Cicero)
Fall 1993
Teaching assistant and section leader, History 205A: Introduction to Greek History (Yale University)
Spring 1993
Drill instructor, Greek 111b (elementary, second semester) (Yale University)
Fall 1992
Teaching assistant and section leader, Classical Civilization 121a: The Age of Augustus (Yale University)
Spring 1992
Teaching assistant and section leader, Classical Civilization 120b: Periclean Athens (Yale University)


Grading

Spring 2012
Grader, Classical Civilization 231: Greek History (Wesleyan University; course taught by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak)
Fall 2009
Grader, Classical Civilization 231: Greek History (Wesleyan University; course taught by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak)
Fall 2005
Grader, Classical Civilization 231: Greek History (Wesleyan University; course taught by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak)
Fall 2003
Grader, Classical Civilization 231: Greek History (Wesleyan University; course taught by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak)
Spring 2003
Grader, Classical Civilization 202: Greek Drama (Wesleyan University; course taught by Cashman Prince)
Fall 2001
Grader, Classical Civilization 231: Greek History (Wesleyan University; course taught by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak)
Spring 2001
Grader, Classical Civilization 202: Greek Drama (Wesleyan University; course taught by Elizabeth Bobrick)
Fall 1999
Grader, Classical Civilization 231: Greek History (Wesleyan University; course taught by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak)
Fall 1997
Grader, Classical Civilization 231: Greek History (Wesleyan University; course taught by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak)


Books

The Battle of Arginusae: Victory at Sea and Its Tragic Aftermath in the Final Years of the Peloponnesian War. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.

Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.

Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003.

Athenian Generals: Military Authority in the Classical Period. Mnemosyne Supplements 182. Leiden, 1998.


Kindle e-books and CreateSpace paperbacks (self-published)

Killing Eratosthenes: A True Crime Story From Ancient Athens. CreateSpace and Amazon Digital Services, 2016.

The Twitter Herodotus: An Abbreviated History of the Persian Wars for the Modern Age. CreateSpace and Amazon Digital Services, 2014.

It Was a Dark and Stormy Tweet: Five Hundred 1st Lines in 140 Characters or Less. CreateSpace and Amazon Digital Services, 2014.

Prisoners of the Peloponnesian War. Amazon Digital Services, 2013. (This is a revised version of an article that originally appeared in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.)

Socrates at War: The Military Heroics of an Iconic Intellectual. Amazon Digital Services, 2013. (This is a revised version of an article that originally appeared in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.)

Ancient Greeks in Drag: The Liberation of Thebes and Other Acts of Heroic Transvestism. Amazon Digital Services, 2013. (This is a revised version of an article that originally appeared in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.)

The Mutilation of the Herms: Unpacking an Ancient Mystery. CreateSpace and Amazon Digital Services, 2012.


Articles

"Strategoi," encyclopedia entry for The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley Blackwell, 2012).

"Citizen Tyrants." Military History Quarterly 22.1 (Autumn, 2009), 26-33.

"Fate of the Conquered." Military History Quarterly 17.3 (Spring, 2005), 6-13.

"Ancient Greeks in Drag." Military History Quarterly 14.4 (Summer, 2002), 82-88.

"Socrates at War." Military History Quarterly14.1 (Autumn, 2001), 34-41.

"Coming to Terms with lipotaxion." Greek, Roman, & Byzantine Studies 39 (1998), 361-405.

"Strategoi on the Bema: The Separation of Political and Military Authority in Fourth-Century Athens." AHB 9.1 (1995) 25-39.


Reviews

Review of Jim Lacey, The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization New York, 2011. In Military History Quarterly 23.4 (Summer 2011) 92-94.

Review of Kurt Raaflaub (ed.), War and Peace in the Ancient World Malden, MA, Oxford, and Carlton, Victoria, 2007. In Military History Quarterly 20.4 (Summer 2008) 95.

Review of Perez Zagorin, Thucydides: An Introduction for the Common Reader Princeton and Oxford, 2005. In Military History Quarterly 19.3 (Spring 2007) 94.

Review of P.J. Rhodes, A History of the Classical Greek World: 478-323 B.C. Malden, MA, Oxford, and Carlton, Victoria, 2005. In Military History Quarterly. 18.3 (Spring 2006) 95.

Review of Michael J. Edwards, Lysias. Five Speeches. London, 1999. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1999-10-39.

Review of Robert J. Buck, Thrasybulus and the Athenian Democracy: the life of an Athenian Statesman. Stuttgart, 1998. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1998-12-13.

Review of Michael M. Sage, Warfare in Ancient Greece: a sourcebook. London and New York, 1996. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 9.2 (1998) 173-176 (=97.06.01).

Review of Mark H. Munn, The Defense of Attica: The Dema Wall and the Boiotian War of 378-375 B.C. Berkeley, 1993. In The Journal of Military History 58.1 (1994) 135-136.