Marilyn B. Skinner: Helen North Lecture
Earlier this semester, Professor of Classics Emerita at the University of Arizona Marilyn B. Skinner delivered the annual Helen F. North Lecture. Her talk focuses on female morality--or the alleged absence of it--in Republican and Augustine Rome, specifically through examining the relationship between allegations of adultery on the part of elite married women and concerns about family property in the hands of women.
Skinner's research has focused on notions of gender and sexuality in the ancient world. She is the author of Clodia Metelli: The Tribune’s Sister (2011), and co-editor of Narrating Desire: Eros, Sex, and Gender in the Ancient Novel (with M. P. F. Pinheiro and F. I. Zeitlin, 2012), and The New Sappho on Old Age: Textual and Philosophical Issues (with E. Greene, 2009).