Amanda R. Wilcox

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Chair and Professor of Classics

413-597-4292
Hollander Hall Rm 154
At Williams since 2006

Education

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

Courses

CLAS 212 / REL 267 / COMP 288 SEM

The Art of Friendship (not offered 2024/25)

CLAS 227 / COMP 277 SEM

The Examined Life: Ancient Ethical Literature at Rome (not offered 2024/25)

CLGR 402 SEM

Homer: The Odyssey (not offered 2024/25)

CLLA 407 LEC

Caesar and Cicero (not offered 2024/25)

CLLA 408 SEM

Roman Comedy (not offered 2024/25)

CLGR 409 SEM

Plato (not offered 2024/25)

CLLA 409 SEM

Seneca and the Self
(not offered 2024/25)

CLLA 415 SEM

Ovid's Metamorphoses (not offered 2024/25)

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.