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Ohio Wesleyan Classics Professor Is Co-Editor of New Book

May 8, 2017 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

Book’s Essays Address Issues of Greek and Roman History 

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University professor Lee Fratantuono, Ph.D., is co-editor of “Pushing the Boundaries of Historia,” the latest title in the Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies series. 

Fratantuono, professor and chair of Ohio Wesleyan’s Classics Program, collaborated on the new book with college classmate Mary English, Ph.D., professor of classics and general humanities at Montclair State University in New Jersey. 

For the book, the two colleagues assembled a team of scholars to contribute essays on the subjects of Greek and Roman history. “Pushing the Boundaries of Historia” is subdivided into sections on archaic and classical Greece, as well as the Roman Republic and Empire. 

Fratantuono’s own essay in the volume offers a study of the early Roman hero Marcus Furius Camillus and the Roman historian Livy. 

The co-edited volume was produced as a Festschrift to honor the retirement of Blaise Nagy, Ph.D., professor of classics at College of the Holy Cross. Both Fratantuono and English earned their bachelor’s degrees at the Massachusetts-based college. 

After earning his undergraduate degree at College of the Holy Cross, Fratantuono received his master’s in classics from Boston College and his doctorate in classical philology from Fordham University in New York. He joined the Ohio Wesleyan faculty in 2005, where he also serves as the William Francis Whitlock Professor of Latin. 

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