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Abigail Williams and Professor Jennifer Weintritt win Summer Research Grant

August 20, 2020

Professor Jennifer Weintritt and rising senior Abigail Williams won a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research for a summer research assistantship on a project titled, “Adaptations and Continuations of the Greek Epic Cycle in Fragments of Early Latin Poetry.” Their work this summer will involve examining the remains of Rome’s earliest epics and dramas for clues that Latin poets, like those of the Epic Cycle, re-wrote stories of the Trojan War in order to frame themselves as Homer’s successors. This research is part of Professor Weintritt’s ongoing book project on the reception of the Greek Epic Cycle in Latin epic.

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