Marguerite Johnson is a classicist at The University of Newcastle. She researches sexualities and gender in the ancient Mediterranean, as well as the intersections between antiquity and later cultures. Marguerite’s earlier books include a co-authored sourcebook on sexuality in Greek and Roman society and literature, and sole-authored works on the poet, Sappho and the British freedom fighter, Boudicca. Recent publications are on the Latin poet, Ovid and his poem on female cosmeceuticals, which is the first extensive study in English, and an edited volume on the influences of Greece and Rome on Australasian culture. Marguerite is a regular contributor to ABC radio and The Conversation, and is the recipient of the Australian Book Review Inaugural Gender Fellowship for her project on Picnic at Hanging Rock.