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The Women’s Classical Caucus and Lambda Classical Caucus invite you to participate in a jointly hosted Reading Group featuring the 2022-23 paper prize winners. We will meet virtually to discuss these two articles on Wednesday 14 June 4:00-5:30 PM ET. You can register for the event here (

The Barbara McManus Award for Best Article (awarded by the WCC):

Francesca Bellei, "Omnibus umbra locis adero: Elena Ferrante and the Poetics of Absence," in T. Geue and E. Giusti (eds.), Unspoken Rome: absence in Latin literature and its reception, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021, pp. 270-288.

The Paul Rehak Award (awarded by the LCC):

Tom Sapsford, "The Drumming of a Deviant Beat," in Performing the Kinaidos: Unmanly Men in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022, pp. 135-162.

WCC LCC Reading Group Flyer June 2023