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Classics

Barbara Weiden Boyd

Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek

On leave for the 2014-15 academic year.

Contact Information

bboyd@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3501
Classics
203 82 Federal Street



Spring 2014

  • The Transformations of Ovid (CLAS 2241)
  • Virgil: The Aeneid (LATN 3305)


Barbara Weiden Boyd

Barbara Weiden Boyd, Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek, holds a B.A. from Manhattanville College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan. In addition to offerings in Greek and Latin languages and literatures, Boyd teaches courses on classical mythology, Rome in the age of Augustus, and the Ovidian tradition.

Her scholarly specialization is Latin poetry, especially the works of Virgil and Ovid. She has published widely on a variety of Roman writers, including Virgil, Propertius, Tibullus, Ovid, and Sallust. Current projects include a commentary on Ovid's Remedia amoris and a book on texts and contexts in Augustan Rome. She has just completed an edited collection of essays, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition (forthcoming from the Modern Language Association).

Boyd has travelled and studied extensively in Italy, where she lived while teaching classical studies for two years at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Philological Association, and serves on the executive committee of the Discussion Group on Classics and Modern Literature in the Modern Language Association.



Research and Scholarly Books

Ovid’s Literary Loves: Influence and Innovation in the Amores, The University of Michigan Press, 1997.

Brill’s Companion to Ovid (ed.), E.J. Brill Publishers, 2002.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition (co-edited volume, with Cora Fox), in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, 2010.

Ovid’s Literary Loves: Influence and Innovation in the Amores, The University of Michigan Press, 1997.   Brill’s Companion to Ovid (ed.), E.J. Brill Publishers, 2002.   Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition (co-edited volume, with Cora Fox), in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, 2010.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Cydonea mala: Virgilian Word-Play and Allusion,Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 87 (1983) 169-74.

Tarpeia’s Tomb: A Note on Propertius  4.4,American Journal of Philology 105 (1984) 85-87.

Parva seges satis est: The Landscape of Tibullan Elegy in 1.1 and 1.10,Transactions of the American Philological Association 114 (1984) 273-80.

The Death of Corinna’s Parrot Reconsidered: Poetry and Ovid’s Amores,The Classical Journal 82 (1987) 199-207.

--Reprinted in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Ovid, edited by Peter Knox (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Propertius on the Banks of the Eurotas (A Note on 3.14.17-20),Classical  Quarterly 37 (1987) 527-28.

Virtus Effeminata and Sallust’s Sempronia,Transactions of the American Philological Association 117 (1987) 183-201.

Non hortamine longo: An Ovidian ‘Correction’ of Virgil,American Journal of Philology 111 (1990) 82-85.

Vergil’s Camilla and the Traditions of Catalogue and Ecphrasis (Aeneid 7. 803-817),American Journal of Philology 113 (1992) 213-34.

Non enarrabile textum: Ecphrastic Trespass and Narrative Ambiguity in the Aeneid,” Vergilius 41 (1995) 71-90.

Celeus rusticus: A Note on Ovidian Wordplay in Fasti 4,Classical Philology 95 (2000) 190-93.

Celabitur auctor’: The Crisis of Authority and Narrative Patterning in Ovid, Fasti 5,Phoenix 54 (2000) 64-98.

Arms and the Man: Wordplay and the Catasterism of Chiron in Ovid, Fasti 5,American Journal of Philology 112 (2001) 67-80.

“When Ovid Reads Vergil … : A Response and Some Observations,” Vergilius 48 (2002) 123-30.

Itala nam tellus Graecia maior erat: Poetic Syncretism’ and the Divinities of Ovid, Fasti 4,” Mouseion series III.3 (2003) 13-35.

Two Rivers and the Reader in Ovid, Metamorphoses 8,Transactions of the American Philological Association 136 (2006) 73-108.

Book Chapters and Invited Essays

Tum pectore sensus vertuntur varii: Reading and Teaching the End of the Aeneid,” in W.S. Anderson and L. Quartarone, eds., Approaches to Teaching Vergil’s Aeneid (MLA Publications, 2002), 80-86.

“The Amores: The Invention of Ovid,” in B.W. Boyd, ed., Brill’s Companion to Ovid (E.J. Brill, 2002), 91-116.

Textbook and Context: ‘The Next Aeneid,’Classical World 99.2 (2006) 166-69.

“A Poet Restored: Contemporary Scholarship and the Teaching of Ovid,” in R. Ancona, ed., A Concise Guide to Teaching Latin Literature (University of Oklahoma Press, 2007), 21-52.

“Becoming Augustus: The Education of Octavian,” in M.S. Cyrino, ed., Rome Season One: History Makes Television (Blackwell Publishing, 2008), 87-99.

“Ovid’s Remedia amoris,” in P.E. Knox, ed., Blackwell’s Companion to Ovid (Blackwell Publishing, 2009) 104-19.

“Comprehending the Microcosm, Exploring the Macrocosm: An Introduction to the 2009 APA/ACL Panel on Transformations of Ovidian Myth,” The Classical Outlook 86.4 (2009) 121-22.

“Ovid in Modern Translation,” in Barbara Weiden Boyd and Cora Fox, eds., Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition (Modern Language Association Publications, 2010) 34-38.

“Surveying Pedagogy and Practice: A Report on the MLA Survey” (co-authored with Cora Fox), in Barbara Weiden Boyd and Cora Fox, eds., Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition (Modern Language Association Publications, 2010) 39-46.

“Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition: Introduction” (co-authored with Cora Fox), in Barbara Weiden Boyd and Cora Fox, eds., Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition (Modern Language Association Publications, 2010) 49-56.

“Island-Hopping: Reading Ovid’s Ariadne and Her Texts,” in Barbara Weiden Boyd and Cora Fox, eds., Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition (Modern Language Association Publications, 2010) 225-33.

“Teaching Ovid’s Love Elegy,” in Barbara Gold, ed., Blackwell’s Companion to Latin Love Elegy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), 526-40.

Textbooks

1a. Vergil’s Aeneid 10 and 12: Pallas and Turnus, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 1998; repr., 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2005.

1b. Accompanying Teacher’s Guide (including translation and and questions for discussion), Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 1998; repr., 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002.

2a. Vergil’s Aeneid: Selections from Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, and 12, a complete revision of portions of the text, notes, and vocabulary, and expansion and modernization of the appendices in the 1930 textbook by C. Pharr, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2001; repr. 2002.

2b. Second Edition, revised and with new introduction, 2004; repr., 2008.

2c. Accompanying Teacher’s Guide (including translation and questions for discussion), Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2002.

3a. A Vergil Workbook (with Katherine Bradley), Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2006.

3b. Accompanying Teacher’s Manual, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2007.

4a. A Vergil Workbook (with Katherine Bradley), Second Edition, fully revised and supplemented with new material, 2012.

4b. Accompanying Teacher’s Manual, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2012.

5. Vergil’s Aeneid 8 and 11: Italy and Rome, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2006.

6a. Vergil’s Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 (combining selections from the 2001 volume, Selections, with new text, notes, and vocabulary), Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2012.

6b. Accompanying Teacher’s Guide (including translation and questions for discussion), Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2012.

“Theseus and the Reader in Ovid, Metamorphoses 8,” Classics Faculty Literary Seminar, Cambridge University, February 26, 2003.

“Becoming Medea: Genre, Gender, and the Children of the Queen,” panel on Ovid’s reception, Modern Language Association, San Diego, CA, December 28, 2003.

 “Intertextuality’s Golden Age: Aurea saecula in Virgil and Ovid,” invited speaker, panel on Intertextuality in Roman Poetry, 12th Congress of the Fédération Internationale des Études Classiques (FIEC), Ouro Preto, Brazil, August 25, 2004.

“The Invention of Sacrifice (and the Reinvention of the Golden Age) in Ovid, Fasti 1,” Classical Association of Canada, Banff, Alberta, May 13, 2005.

Invited Keynote Speaker, “Reading Daedalus: Portraits of the Artist,” Distinguished Martin Weiner Lecturer, Brandeis University; May 2, 2007.

“The Genre(s) of Ovid’s Remedia Amoris,” Classical Association of Canada, St. John’s, NL, May 22, 2007.

“Translation and Interpretation: Reading Fagles Reading Virgil,” Maine Humanities Council Winter Weekend on Virgil’s Aeneid; Bowdoin College, March 8, 2008.

“Ariadne’s Bed: Ovid’s Ariadne and Her Texts,” Classical Association of the Midwest and South, Tucson, AZ; April 16, 2008.

“Diventare Medea: Ovidio e i confini dei generi,” Alma Mater Studiorum/Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Medioevale; Bologna, Italy, November 12, 2008; Università di Roma "Tor Vergata," Dipartimento di Antichità e Tradizione Classica; Rome, Italy, March 10, 2009.

“The (Snake) Doctor is In: Ovid on the Arrival of Aesculapius in Rome,” Yale University Classics Department, New Haven, CT, January 23, 2009.