Noted Classics Scholar to Speak at Ohio Wesleyan

Serena Connolly to Discuss Roman Law April 17
Serena Connolly, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)

Serena Connolly, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University’s Classics Club is sponsoring a presentation by Serena Connolly, Ph.D., associate professor of classics at Rutgers University. Connolly will discuss “Romans and Friends in the Distichs of Cato” when she speaks at 11 a.m. April 17 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium,  50 S. Henry St., Delaware.

Connolly is a noted expert on Roman law, and her research interests include Roman history, especially late Roman social, political, and legal history, as well as non-elite Latin literature. She has published “Lives Behind the Laws: The World of the Codex Hermogenianus” (Indiana, 2010) and numerous articles on Roman Republican literature.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Cambridge University and her doctorate from Yale University. She previously has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. She has received the Mellon Fellowship for Assistant Professors at the School of the Historical Studies.

For more information, contact Ohio Wesleyan faculty members Lee Fratantuono, Ph.D., at or Caroline Stark, Ph.D., at

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