Talk by Professor Deborah Kamen, University of Washington
on Monday, October 23 at 5:00 PM in Humanities 250

Greek painting on potery

Banter at festivals, biting satire on the comic stage, invective in the courtroom, forbidden slanderous speech, and violent acts of hubris: Athenian insults and abuse ranged from benign to deeply offensive. In this talk, I investigate the social and cultural role of insults in Athenian life, and explore the ways in which insults informed, and were in turn informed by, Athenian civic norms, prejudices, and practices.

This event is sponsored by the Graduate Committee on the Arts & Humanities, the Center for Western Civilization, Thought, & Policy, and the CU Boulder Department of Classics.