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The Arab Girl: Human Trafficking in Roman Comedy

Amy Richlin, Professor of Classics at UCLA, studies outgroups and muted groups in the Roman empire: women, slaves, sexual minorities, indigenous people in the provinces. Richlin's discussion will cover the sale scene in Plautus Persa and other scenes in Roman comedy where actors dressed up as foreigners and/or talked about slaves of various ethnicities, especially Syrians, as well as their Italian neighbors. She’ll also be talking about the slave status of the actors themselves, plus the element of drag.

Location

Chambers Hance Auditorium (CHAM-4121)

Event Type

Lecture

Contact

Veltri, Lee A
leveltri@davidson.edu