Dr. Edith Foster

Assistant Professor of History
Building: 
Andrews Hall
Office Number: 
116
Phone: 
419.289.5659

Bio

Edith Foster holds a B.A. and a M.A. from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is presently an assistant professor of ancient history at Ashland University and an affiliated scholar at Kenyon College. She has published on Thucydides and Lucretius in the American Journal of Philology and in an edited volume (A Sea of Languages: Rethinking the History of Western Translation, Brill Publishing Company, forthcoming 2010). Other articles have appeared in Humanitas and Academe. In addition, she has published book reviews in Classical Philology, Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews and Gnomon. A monograph, "Pericles and Athenian Imperialism in Thucydides", will appear with Cambridge University Press in the summer of 2010, and she is the co-editor (with Donald Lateiner) of an edited volume on Thucydides and Herodotus (Thucydides and Herodotus: Connections, Divergences and Reception), under consideration with Oxford University Press.

Education

Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., University of Toronto

Courses Taught

HIST 112 Western Civilization
HIST 261 Ancient Greece
HIST 264 Ancient Rome and the Rise of Christianity
HIST 321 Warfare: Ancient and Modern

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