Posted on Oct 26, 2006

Stacie Raucci, assistant professor of Classics, read a paper titled “Why Include Roman Women in the Latin Curriculum?” in Baltimore, Md., at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States. Her paper argued for a feminist pedagogy that would include texts by and about ancient women at the introductory and intermediate levels of Latin language instruction. This has traditionally not been the case in a Latin curriculum long dominated by tales of war, conquest, and authors like Caesar. As Raucci demonstrated, other viable texts exist, which deserve consideration for a more balanced presentation of ancient life and culture.