Wellesley Classics Professor to speak at Fairfield University March 10


Professor Raymond J. Starr, the Theodora Stone Sutton Professor of Classics at Wellesley College, will present a talk on "Romans Reading: Texts, Books and Inscriptions," on Tuesday, March 10. at 4:30 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room. The lecture is being presented by Fairfield University's Program in Classical Studies. The public is welcome.

Starr teaches a wide variety of courses throughout the Latin curriculum and in Classical Civilization, including courses in translation in Roman Law, Roman Satire and Roman Historical Mythology. He has published a variety of articles on various subjects, especially Vergil and the commentaries written in antiquity about his poems and the sociology of Roman literature, especially the circulation, reading, and teaching of literary texts in antiquity.

Starr's current research explores literature, communication, and media studies as applied to Latin literature, especially political communication. He has received two fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies to support his research, Wellesley's Pinanski Prize and Apgar Award, and the Classical Association of New England's Barlow-Beach Award for Distinguished Service.

Starr joined Wellesley in 1979, after receiving his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1974 and his Ph.D. from Princeton four years later.

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Posted on February 27, 2009

Vol. 41, No. 231