Florencia Foxley

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My research focuses on Greek poetry, specifically Athenian tragedy of the 5th century. In particular, I am interested in the construction and social regulation of family structures and roles in Greek society and literature, especially the way motherhood and childbirth are regulated and ideologized in service of patriarchal social structures. My dissertation, "From Nymphē to Gynē: The Role of Childbirth in the Anomalous Weddings of Euripides," argued, through a study of Euripidean tragedy and late 5th century vase painting, that childbirth was in fact an essential and final step to the wedding ritual in Athens, without which young women were not considered full adults or wives. I rely on a number of theoretical lenses in my work, including feminist theory, narratology, and post-colonial theory. While I am new to Dartmouth, I have taught Greek and Latin regularly in addition to courses on gender and sexuality in antiquity, Greek drama and its reception in films from Europe and Latin America, and on ancient epic.

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Reed, Room 301
HB 6086


Humanities 1+2, Classical Studies


  • Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens 2018-2021
  • M.A. University of Notre Dame
  • B.A. Haverford College