The Author: Marie Sally Cleary was born in Boston. She holds a B.A. in English, an M.A. in Classics, and an Ed.D. in Foundations
of Education. Since 1983, she has been a member of the Associates Program for independent scholars, at Five Colleges, Inc.,
in Amherst. Earlier in her career, she taught Latin at Boston Latin School. She has taught at the university and college level,
and directed many programs in the classics for teachers. Her main interest has been the democratization of the Greek and Roman
classics in American education.