Assistant Professor of Classics
Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, 2008
Margaret Butler received her B.A. in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000), before earning her Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford (2008). In 2011, she published, "The logic of opportunity: Philip II, Demosthenes, and the charismatic imagination" (Syllecta Classica). From 2011-2012, she was an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. She is currently an assistant professor at Tulane University, teaching courses on topics including: temples and festivals in ancient Greece, ancient Greek tyranny and democracy, the Greek way of death, war and power in ancient Greece, and the age of Pericles. Her personal research includes ancient Macedon and Philip II, with a focus on ancient leadership, state formation, institutional change and ritual behavior.