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Classics Expert to Speak March 30 at Ohio Wesleyan University

March 25, 2009

Shadi Bartsch, Ph.D.
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DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University will host Shadi Bartsch, Ph.D., the W. Duncan MacMillan II Professor of Classics at Brown University, on Monday, March 30. Bartsch will discuss “Poets and Cannibals: Literary Metaphors in Persius’ Corpus” at 4:15 p.m. in Room 005 of Sturges Hall, 85 S. Sandusky St.

Bartsch is the author of four monographs in classics, including “Ideology in Cold Blood: A Reading of Lucan’s Civil War,” as well as four co-edited essay collections. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

Bartsch earned her bachelor’s degree in classics from Princeton University, and both her master’s degree in Latin and her doctoral degree in classics from the University of California-Berkeley.

Bartsch has said her classics degree allows for a lifetime of fascinating work: “There is a whole world at your fingertips. It’s the literature, the history, the art history. It’s the sociology—every aspect of the civilization that you could imagine is accessible to you if you are a classicist.”

Her presentation is sponsored by the OWU Classics Club.

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