Amanda R. Wilcox

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Chair and Professor of Classics

Hollander Hall Rm 154
At Williams since 2006


B.A. Reed College (1996)
M.A. University of Pennsylvania, Classics (1999)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Classics (2002)

Areas of Expertise

  • Latin literature of the late republic and early empire
  • Roman cultural history, especially gender studies and intellectual history
  • Ancient philosophy: Plato, Hellenistic ethics, Stoicism
  • Greek literature

Scholarship/Creative Work

Selected publications

  • “Sympathetic Rivals: Consolation in Cicero’s Letters.” American Journal of Philology 26.2 (2005).
  • “Exemplary Grief: Gender and Virtue in Seneca’s Consolations to Women.” Helios 33.1 (2006).
  • “Paternal Grief and the Public Eye: Cicero, Ad Familiares 4.6.” Phoenix 59.3-4 (2005).
  • The Gift of Correspondence in Classical Rome: Friendship in Cicero’s Ad Familiares and Seneca’s Moral Epistles. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.