Helena Dettmer, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita

Helena Dettmer is an emeritus professor of Classics. She was a faculty member at The University of Iowa from 1976 to 2021. She received a B.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Her publications include two books, Horace: A Study in Structure and Love by the Numbers: Form and Meaning in the Poetry of Catullus. In addition, she and Marcia Lindgren have co-authored A Workbook to Ayers' ENGLISH WORDS FROM LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS. She has completed a workbook and teacher's manual on AP Catullus with Lea Ann Osborne, and currently is working on a book-length monograph on the arrangement of Ovid's Amores. Her areas of interest are Latin poetry and poetry books.

Helena Dettmer
Ph.D., University of Michigan