Helena Dettmer, PhD

Helena Dettmer, PhD Helena Dettmer is professor of classics and Associate Dean at the University of Iowa. Dettmer received a BA in classics from Indiana University and a PhD in classics from the University of Michigan. She has served as coeditor of Syllecta Classica and has written numerous articles and papers on Catullus and the Latin elegiac poets. She has served as president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Currently, she is working on a book entitled Love and Its Complexities: Design and Meaning in Ovid's Amores. Dettmer is the author of Love by the Numbers: Form and Meaning in the Poetry of Catullus (Peter Lang Publishers, 1997) and Horace: A Study in Structure (Olms-Weidmann, 1983), coauthor with Marcia Lindgren of A Workbook for Ayers' English Words from Latin and Greek Elements (University of Arizona Press, 1986, 2nd edition, 1990, 2nd edition revised, 2005), coauthor with LeaAnn Osburn of A Catullus Workbook (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2006), and coeditor with LeaAnn Osburn of Latin for the New Millennium, Level 3 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012) and Latin 3: Select Latin Enrichment Readings (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2013).

Helena Dettmer, PhD's Books

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  • A Catullus Workbook

    Authors: LeaAnn A. Osburn, Helena Dettmer
    Product Code: 6234
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-623-3

    Description & More Details

    Latin Literature Workbook Series: These workbooks are a teacher’s dream—providing all the activities and exercises needed to reinforce the careful reading of classical authors in the original. Sets of exercises engage students with the text and lead them to a heightened understanding of the literary, thematic, poetic, and rhetorical accomplishments of the work.