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Scholarly Interest Report
Hilary Susan Mackie
Associate Professor
  • B.A. Hons (1987) Cambridge University
  • Ph.D. (1993) Princeton University
Primary Department
   Department of Classical and European Studies
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Department Affiliations
  • Department of Classical and European Studies
     Hilary Mackie
    Research Areas
     Classics; Greek and Latin literature; Homer; oral tradition and performance; the classical tradition; Plato; literature and philosophy.
    Teaching Areas
     Classics; Greek and Latin language and literature; classical myth; freshman writing and communication.
    Selected Publications

    Hilary Mackie, “Storytelling," in The Homer Encyclopedia Vol. III, ed. Margalit Finkelberg (Wiley-Blackwell 2011), 826-28.


    Mackie, Hilary, 2009.  " 'It wasn't like that: Demeter and Persephone, fiction-writing and myth in Margaret Drabble's The Peppered Moth."  Amphora 8:1: 22-23.


    Mackie, Hilary, 2009.  "The Key to Epic Life? Classical Study in George Eliot's Middlemarch." Classical World 103.1: 53-67.


    Mackie, Hilary, 1997.  "Song and Storytelling: An Odyssean Perspective."  Transactions of the American Philological Association 127: 77-96.


    Mackie, Hilary, 2003.  Graceful Errors: Pindar and the Performance of Praise.  University of Michigan Press.


    Mackie, Hilary, 1996.  Talking Trojan: Speech and Community in the Iliad. Rowman and Littlefield Press.

     Book reviews

    Mackie, Hilary, 2006.  Review of Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome," ed. T. P. Wiseman.  Classical and Modern Literature 26.2.


    Mackie, Hilary, 1999.  Review of of Plot and Point of View in the Iliad by R. Rabel, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1997.  Classical Philology.


    Mackie, Hilary, 2000.  Review of Wax Tablets of the Mind: Cognitive Studies of Memory and Literacy in Classical Antiquity by Jocelyn Penny Small, London and New York, Routledge, 1997.  Written Language and Literacy 3.2.


    Mackie, Hilary, 1997.  Review of The Tyrant's Writ: Myths and Images of Writing in Ancient Greece by Deborah Tarn Steiner.  Mythosphere 1.


    Mackie, Hilary, 1995.  Review of Phrasikleia: An Anthropology of Reading in Ancient Greece by Jesper Svenbro.  Language in Society 24.2: 288-91.


    "Hilary Mackie, "Performance and the Past in Epinician Poetry."." Written Texts and Transformations of Thought and Expression in Classical Greece, Rice University. (April 13-16, 2000.)


    "Hilary Mackie, "Wishes and Prayers for the Future: The Poet as Prophet in Pindar."." American Philological Association, Dallas. (December 1999)


    "Hilary Mackie, "Introduction to Greek Tragedy."." Houston Community College, (22nd January 1996)


    "Hilary Mackie, "No Pain, No Gain: Helen's Bad Drug."." Annual Convention, American Philological Association, New York. (December 1996)


    "Hilary Mackie, "No Pain, No Gain: Helen's Pharmakon and the Odyssean Story."." University of Houston Honors College, (March 29th 1996)


    "Hilary Mackie, "The Language of Hektor."." Annual Convention, American Philological Association, Atlanta. (December 1994)


    Hilary Mackie, "Cosmic Families in Hesiod's Theogony and Plato's Timaeus."  Classical Association of the Midwest and South, 109th meeting; Iowa City, April 17th-20th 2013.


    Hilary Mackie, "Narrative Order and Human Status in Plato's Timaeus." CAMWS-SS Ninety-Second Anniversary Meeting in Tallahassee, FL, November 1st-3rd, 2012.

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Barbara Clayton, PhD (Stanford University) Unravelling Penelope: The Odyssey as Feminine Text. (1999) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Grant Adamson, Ph. D. Christ Incarnate: How Ancient Minds Conceived the Son of God.. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Victor Saenz, Ph. D. On the Systematicity of Aristotle's Account of the Moral Virtues. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Carissa Phillips-Garrett, Ph. D. Aristotle on Blame, Moral Responsibility, and Forgiveness. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Anthony Carreras, PhD Aristotle on the Value of Friendship and Virtue . (Thesis Committee Member)

     Matthew Dillon, Ph. D. Gnosis Resurrected: The Nag Hammadi Library in Contemporary Religion and Culture. (Thesis Committee Member)

     John Eric Gundersen, D. M. A. Tuning your Choral Pipes: An Organistís Manual for Choral Sound. (Thesis Committee Member)