McManus received her M.A. and Ph.D from Harvard. She is the author of Classics and Feminism: Gendering the Classics, and a co-author of Half Humankind: Contexts and Texts of the Controversy about Women in England, 1540-1640. She is also a contributing writer for several anthologies, and has written for The Classical World, Helios and Women's Studies Quarterly. Her lecture will include discussion on treatment of the powerful figures of Dido, Cleopatra, and Livia.
This lecture is funded by the Winslow Lecture Fund, which was established through a bequest from William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, to support lectures on classical archaeology.