Achilles and Patroclus in their time
Curious about the original Achilles and Patroclus? How their story was received at the time of the Iliad? What overtones or details we might miss, reading it today? Come chat with Dr. Nell Mulhern, who holds a degree in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, and explore the story that inspired warplay.
Nell graduated with her PhD in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College in 2014, following an MA from Bryn Mawr in 2010 and an AB in Classics from Princeton University in 2007. Her work focuses on history in the Roman imagination, particularly the use of exemplary heroes in later Latin poetry. She is also interested in the abstract feminine in Latin literature, especially the figure of Roma. Most recently, she has published on women in Lucan's Bellum Civile, and is working on book chapter dealing with nostalgia in the same work.