February 13, 2003
Hamilton College Classics Chair Barbara Gold was featured in Discovery News
, among many other media publications such as the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
, the Boulder City News
, and the Staten Island Advance
, and regarding her recent analysis of ancient Roman love letters and valentines. According to Gold, the ancient Romans wrote of lust, pain, and hatred in love letters, much different from today’s cards of love, caring, and friendship. Although the letters may come off sounding harsh, Gold admitted that she admires the Roman’s passion and complexity: “they melded coarse obscenities with deepest expressions of sexual, erotic longing.” More ...