Suzanne Lye

Postdoctoral Fellow

My work focuses on Greek and Roman literature and mythology, particularly ancient Underworld narratives.  My other areas of research include gender, ethnicity, aspects of storytelling, and Classical reception in both literature and film.  As an instructor, I focus on bringing the ancient world alive and on making it relevant to my students’ everyday experiences.

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A.B. Harvard University
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Selected publications

“Gender and Ethnicity in Heliodorus’ Aithiopika,” Classical World, Vol. 109, No. 2 (Winter 2016: Special Issue: Gender, East, and West in Classical Antiquity): 235-262.

“Rewriting the Gods: Religious Ritual, Human Resourcefulness, and DivineInteraction in the Argonautica,” Hellenistica Groningana 16: Gods & Religion in Hellenistic Poetry by Peeters (Leuven 2012): 223-247.

“The Goddess Styx and the Mapping of World Order in Hesiod’s Theogony,” Revue de Philosophie Ancienne (2009), Vol. 27, No. 2: 3-31.