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Debra Freas


Debra Freas
Debra Freas

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Debra Freas’ research interests focus on the intersection between gender, genre, and sexual violence in Latin poetry. She teaches courses such as “Violent Femmes: Women in Greek Tragedy,” “Sex and Gender in the Ancient Novel,” and “Spectacle and the Stage in Rome.”

Freas comes to Hamilton from the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. She received her bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her doctorate in classics from University of California, Irvine. Freas enjoys cooking, coffee, and playing piano.

Recent Courses Taught

Classical Mythology
Intermediate Latin: The World of Ancient Rome

Select Publications

  • “Da Femina Ne Sim: Gender, Genre, and Violence in Ovid’s Caenis Episode” The Classical Journal I 14.1, 2018.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2019

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
B.A., University of Texas, Austin

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