June 15, 2024

Pitts Speaks on Women’s Writings of Ancient Greece

Professor of Classics, Philosophy and Religion Angela Pitts

Professor of Classics, Philosophy and Religion Angela Pitts

Professor of Classics Angela L. Pitts spoke at the annual Eta Sigma Phi lecture on Wednesday, April 12, in Lee Hall. Eta Sigma Phi is the national collegiate honor society for students of Greek and Latin.

Pitts delivered a talk on women’s writings of ancient Greece titled “Surviving Loss:  Women’s Writings of Ancient Greece and the Distaff of Erinna.” The lecture was followed by a reception and celebration of the publication of Pitts’ recent book, Ancient Women Writers of Greece and Rome, which she co-authored with Bart Natoli and Judith Hallett. Earlier this month, their book, published by Routledge, received the Bolchazy Pedagogy Award at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, held in Provo, Utah.