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The Classical Body Split Open: Corporal Obscenity in Antiquity - 23-24/10/2015, Edinburgh (Scotland)


The present conference aims at filling this gap by inviting papers on the subject of corporal obscenity in Antiquity (Literature, History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Art and Archaeology, Epigraphy and Ancient Medicine) which may attempt to answer the following and related questions: what happens when the classical body breaks open? What are its connections with popular culture, symbolism and collective rituals? How does ancient obscenity interact with the ethics, aesthetics, common sense and legislation in its own historical context? How are bodies which do not conform to the classical ideal marginalized?

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 23-24/10/2015

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Sebastiano Bertolini (PhD - University of Edinburgh) ; Sarah May Wolstencroft (PhD - University of Glasgow) ; Maria Giulia Franzoni (PhD - University of St Andrews)


INFO: corporalobscenity.conference@gmail.com


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