Timothy Boyd


Timothy Boyd


Research Interests

Classical epic, mythology, and traditional oral narrative; classical language instruction; medieval and modern Irish literature; history of archaeology on the Western Coast of Turkey


  • PhD, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
  • MA, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
  • MFA, University of Massachusetts–Amherst

Selected Publications

  • “Where Ion stood, what Ion sang,” Harvard Studies (1994).
  • “Libri confusi” Classical Journal 91.1.
  • “Recognizing Helen” Illinois Classical Studies 23 (1998).

Honors and Awards

  • Milton Plesur Award for Distinguished Teaching, University at Buffalo, 2005

Research Projects

  • A history of the early archaeology of the western coast of Turkey: British dilettantes and the British Navy

Undergraduate Courses

Greek 201/202/301/302; Latin 202; World Civilizations; Heroes