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About Beth A Severy-Hoven

Beth Severy-Hoven specializes in Roman history and the history of women in the ancient Mediterranean. She has published a book on the development of Rome's first imperial family, Augustus and the Family at the Birth of the Roman Empire (Routledge 2003). Her more recent work involves the wall painting in a house in Pompeii, and the roles of women in different dynasties of the Roman empire.
Severy-Hoven has been teaching at Macalester since 1998.
EDUCATION: A.B., Bryn Mawr College
M.St., Oxford University, England
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


Present Professor and Chair, Classics, Macalester College


Honors and Awards

  • Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award - April 21, 2016


  • Greek Myths from Troy to Hollywood
  • Women/Gender/Sex in Greece & Rome
  • Studies in Classical Civilization: The Age of Augustus

Contact Information

Macalester College
Old Main 312
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


Journal Articles (5)

Books (3)

Book Reviews (3)

Journal Editor (1)