February 13, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.— Yelena Baraz, assistant professor of classics at Trinity College, will deliver a lecture titled “From the Academy to the Forum: Cicero’s Philosophical Politics” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in the Babbott Room of the Octagon at Amherst College. Her talk and the reception to follow are sponsored by the Classics Department at Amherst College, and are free and open to the public.

Baraz spent the 2004-05 academic year in Munich working on the “Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, ” a major international scholarly project in lexicography which just celebrated its centennial and has nearly completed work on the letter P. She received her B.A. degree from Brooklyn College, CUNY, in 1997 and her Ph.D. degree in classics from the University of California-Berkeley in 2004.