Judith P. Hallett, PhD

Judith P. Hallett, PhD Judith P. Hallett is professor of classics at the University of Maryland at College Park. Hallett received her BA from Wellesley College and her MA and PhD from Harvard University. Hallett has been a Mellon Fellow at Brandeis University and the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women as well as the Blegen Visiting Scholar at Vassar College. Her major research specializations are Latin language and literature; gender, sexuality, and the family in ancient Greek and Roman society; and the history of classical studies in the United States. Author of Fathers and Daughters in Roman Society: Women and the Elite Family (Princeton University Press, 1984), Hallett is also coeditor of a special double issue of Classical World on Six North American Women Classicists (1996-1997), Roman Sexualities (Princeton University Press, 1997), Compromising Traditions: The Personal Voice in Classical Scholarship (Routledge, 1997), Rome and Her Monuments: Essays on the City and Literature of Rome in Honor of Katherine Geffcken (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000), a special issue of Arethusa on The Personal Voice in Classical Scholarship (2001), a special issue of Helios on Roman Mothers (2006), coauthor with Sheila K. Dickison of A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the 2nd Century BCE-2nd Century CE (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, forthcoming), and coauthor with Sheila K. Dickison of Rome and Her Monuments: Essays on the City and Literature of Rome in Honor of Katherine A Geffcken (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000). In addition, she has published over sixty articles, chapters in books, and translations, as well as speeches (ovations) and songs in classical Latin. She also contributed the essays on Cornelia, Sulpicia the elegist, Martial's Sulpicia, and the women of the Vindolanda tablets to Women Writing Latin, Volume I (Routledge, 2002).

Judith P. Hallett, PhD's Books

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  • A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the Second Century BCE through Second Century CE

    Authors: Sheila K. Dickison, Judith P. Hallett
    Product Code: 6625
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-662-2

    Description & More Details

    This selection of Latin readings, drawn from texts in a variety of genres across four centuries, aims to provide a comprehensive and accurate picture of the images and realities of women in Roman antiquity. Depicted in the readings are both historical and fictional women, of varying ages and at different stages of life, from a range of social classes, and from different locales. We see them dramatized—sometimes in their own words—in the roles the women actually played, as wives and mothers, friends and lovers. This Reader differs from others in showing women in explicitly erotic roles, in drawing some of its passages from "archaic" Latin, and in encouraging a variety of critical approaches, all suitable for its intended college-level audience.