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Truth to Power: Talking Back on the Roman Stage

September 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

image of Getty slave on altarA lecture featuring Amy Richlin, Professor of Classics at UCLA

Summary: In the war-torn years of the Roman middle Republic, slave and lower-class writers and actors talked back to the “men on top” and told the truth about sexual exploitation, debt, and poverty. For them, freedom and free speech were the ultimate goal.

Sponsored by CANES, with funding generously provided by the Brittingham Foundation.


September 17, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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