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Lauren Caldwell


Lauren Caldwell, Department of Classics, UMass Amherst

(413) 545-5776

539 Herter Hall

Lauren Caldwell has a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Her research is on the Roman Empire. Her book, Roman Girlhood, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015 and provides the first in-depth study of how the Romans conceptualized female adolescence and understood the place of teenaged girls in society. She is at work on a new study of health care in the Roman world that focuses on evidence for the relationship between practitioners and patients.

Research Areas

Roman social history

Roman medicine

Roman law