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— Sulpicia

1. Lawrence Alma-Tadema, “The Favourite Poet” 1888.

2. Josephine Balmer, Women Classical Poets (1996: 96-97):

“This mischievous insistence on the equality of relations between the sexes informs all of Sulpicia’s poetry, providing an invaluable and precious glimpse into the emotional consciousness of Roman women, seen elsewhere only through the distorted mirror of the male elegists’ often sub-pornographic characterisations. 944 more words


Something in the water (does not compute)

It suddenly feels like a lot has recently been published on Sulpicia, at least relatively speaking. Something in the 2018 water, perhaps. At the bottom of this post is a list of 2018 publications directly discussing Sulpicia that have piqued my interest to varying degrees, one in particular that I would recommend (and have added to my… 1,668 more words


Sulpicia is believed

In addition to my standing Google Scholar notification for any new Sulpicia things, I semi-regularly look up the Wikipedia page for Sulpicia, in the hopes that someone has changed the entry to be more balanced (i.e., explain that her identification isn’t actually known to be true), rather than having it simply reflect the current consensus. 202 more words


"...there is no light without Darknesse and no Substance without Shaddowe"

I’ve had a Google Scholar alert set up for “Sulpicia” since the final stages of my thesis writing, and it’s been rather shocking how little has been published in the last four years, particularly anything that has something different to say than the status quo, by way of analysis, commentary, editions, or translations. 769 more words


A feminist Sulpicia

One of the themes that came out of writing my manuscript on the Sulpicia poems was the fear I have of being hated by other feminists for my stance on their authorship. 1,092 more words



My copy of Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar play came in, and the notes I transcribed in the last post were indeed paraphrasing from the play. Particularly, my notes referred to the last scene, in which Leonard (played by Alan Rickman), a once famous writer who supposedly doesn’t write anymore after a bit of a scandal, is found out by one of his seminar students (Martin, played by Hamish Linklater) – he does in fact still write, and simply doesn’t have any interest in publishing any of it. 461 more words


Doubts: A history

From 2010 to 2014, I visited New York 1-3 times a year. It became a second home to me.

For my first two trips, in September 2010 and February 2011, I brought a notebook along with me, and jotted down everything in point form. 862 more words