Barbara Gold, who earned a master’s and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joined the Hamilton faculty in 1989. Her research interests are Greek and Roman literature, comparative literature, women in antiquity, and feminist theory and classics, and late antique/early Christian literature. Gold was the first woman editor of The American Journal of Philology, the oldest journal in the U.S.
Gold is editor of The Blackwell Companion to Roman Elegy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), to which she contributed a chapter, “Patronage and the Elegists: Social Reality or Literary Construction?,” and is editor of the forthcoming Perpetua: a Martyr’s Tale (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is also working on a book on Juvenal’s Roman satires and is the co-editor of Roman Women: Gender, Representation and Reception (forthcoming). Gold wrote a number of articles that were published or forthcoming in Classical World, Women and Comedy, Eugesta, Encyclopedia of Ancient History and Oxford Readings in Propertius.
She is co-editor with John Donahue of Roman Dining (2006, Johns Hopkins University Press). Her other books include Vile Bodies: Roman Satire and Corporeal Discourse; Sex and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Texts: The Latin Tradition; Literary Patronage in Greece and Rome; and Literary and Artistic Patronage in Ancient Rome.
Gold is the humanities coordinator at Hamilton and runs the Humanities Forum Lecture series. She is also on the National Faculty Advisory Committee for a multi-year assessment grant funded by the Teagle Foundation focusing on the fields of classics and political science.