Amy Richlin

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Amy Richlin took her B.A. from Princeton in 1973 and her Ph.D. from Yale in 1978. At Princeton she wrote her senior thesis on "Defense Problems in the Roman Occupation of Britain" and otherwise focused on rowing; she founded the Princeton women's crew and on graduation won the Class of 1916 Cup, "awarded each year to the Princeton varsity letterman who continuing in competition in his senior year achieved at graduation the highest academic standing." At Yale she wrote a dissertation on "Sexual Terms and Themes in Roman Satire and Related Genres" under the direction of Gordon Williams. Since then she has taught at Rutgers University, Dartmouth College, Lehigh University, and the University of Southern California, and now teaches at the University of California at Los Angeles.

She is the author of The Garden of Priapus: Sexuality and Aggression in Roman Humor (Yale 1983; rev. ed. Oxford 1992), editor of Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome (Oxford 1992), and co-editor, with Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, of Feminist Theory and the Classics (Routledge 1993). Recent and forthcoming publications include: Rome and the Mysterious Orient (University of California Press, 2005), translations of three plays by Plautus with notes and introductions, focusing on Roman attitudes to the Near East and Africa; and Marcus Aurelius in Love (University of Chicago 2007), translations of the letters of Marcus Aurelius and Cornelius Fronto. She has also published many articles on sex and gender in antiquity, the history of sexuality, and feminist theory.

- this bio taken from UCLA Department of Classics Website


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