Amanda Wilcox

Associate Professor of Classics
Hollander Hall Rm 155
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


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

CLAS 212 / COMP 267 / REL 267

The Art of Friendship

CLAS 226 T / COMP 226

The Ancient Novel

CLAS 241 T / COMP 241 / WGSS 241

Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome

CLLA 407

Caesar and Cicero

CLLA 408

Roman Comedy

CLLA 409

Seneca and the Self

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.