Name: Abigail Simon
Title of Project: When “texisse” and “nudare” are not a contradiction: Sulpicia’s Nuanced Approach to Erotic Language
Advisor: Vassiliki Panoussi
Honors Department: Classical Studies
I will be analyzing the poetry of the Roman author Sulpicia, who used her status as a woman to reinvent an otherwise male genre and who received very little scholarly attention until the late 20th century.
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Hobbies: Costuming and stage managing , everything about trees , cooking , member of WM Hillel board
Fun Fact: I have an unreasonable love of sharp kitchen knives, and also of cutting vegetables really, really fast.
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