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Barbara Clayton was a long-time lecturer in Stanford University's Introduction to the Humanities program, later renamed Thinking Matters. She now designs and teaches courses for Stanford's Continuing Education Program, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Santa Clara University. She is the author of A Penelopean Poetics: Reweaving the Feminine in Homer's Odyssey (Lanham, 2004). She is currently working on an examination of Laura Riding's novel, A Trojan Ending, as a twentieth-century feminist response to Homer's Iliad.

Rachel H. Lesser is visiting assistant professor of Classics at Gettysburg College. Her research focuses on desire, gender, narrative strategies, and intertextuality in Homeric epic. Her current book project considers how desire shapes the plot and informs the audience reception of the Iliad.

Annemarie de Villiers is a junior lecturer in Latin and Roman culture at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She produced the first Afrikaans translation of the entire Catullan oeuvre, which she converted into a dramatized poetry recital for the 2011 Stellenbosch Wordfest (Ek haat en ek het lief [I hate and I love]). Her translations were published later that same year (Ek haat en ek het lief: Die gedigte van Gaius Valerius Catullus [SUN MeDIA]). Her current research interests range from identity in the works of Catullus and Vergil to Human Animal Studies in classical literature.

Katherine Wasdin is assistant professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the George Washington University. Her current book project, Eros at Dusk, explores the relationship between wedding poetry and love poetry in the ancient world. Further research interests include the Greek novel and the reception of Catullus in contemporary authors. [End Page 201]



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