Leslie Mechem, Lecturer of Classics (Retired), Skidmore College
$5 members/$8 non-members
Onsite in the Noble Theater
All registrants will receive a recording of the lecture following the event.
How can material culture, the physical paraphernalia of life, help us decode and understand sex and gender relations in ancient Rome? What constituted appropriate behavior for men and women in ancient Rome? With whom could men and women associate and have sexual relations? Did women have roles other than that of wife and mother? What did it mean to be a man? These are a few of the questions we will consider as we explore how the Romans constructed gender and sexuality. Rome and Pompeii will stand as test cases for our exploration primarily through archaeological monuments and artistic representations.
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Credits: Archivio Fotografico del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli