Deborah Lemieur received a B.A. and an M.A. in Classics from Villanova University. She later received a second M.A., again in Classics, from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has taught Classics (Greek and Latin language courses as well as ancient literature, history, and culture) at Rutgers, Ursinus College, Villanova University, and St. Joseph's University. Along with her primary interest in ancient Greece and Rome, Prof. Lemieur is also a published poet. For many years she facilitated an online poetry forum, eventually editing a book of poetry for that group.