Send Your CALL or Congress to fasticongressuum@gmail.com

Vox Populi: Populism and Popular Culture in Ancient Greece and Rome - 30/03/2019, Charlottesville (VA, USA)

06.12.2018

go to CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Despite – and sometimes because of – the elite authorship of our literary sources, the dēmos and populus loom large across genres in all periods of Greek and Roman antiquity. Whether with apprehension or admiration, ancient historians recognized the people as a powerful political force: Thucydides, for example, praises Pericles for having led, and not having been led by, the “crowd,” while Livy offers a more positive view of the people, casting the secessio plebis as a check on patrician abuses. Meanwhile, oratory not only represents an important source of information on daily life, including that of non-elites, but can also offer a unique opportunity to observe elite speakers attempting to win the support of popular audiences. Similarly, the question of how broad a cross-section of the populace was in the audience for performances of Greek and Roman drama has been an important issue of scholarly debate. For instance, the interpretation of slave characters in Roman comedy – whether they represent figures to be laughed at or with and by whom – has hinged on different reconstructions of the social status of audience members and authors/performers.

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 30/03/2019

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA, USA)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Adam Gross; Rebecca Frank

 

INFO: adg9jc@virginia.edu - raf3mj@virginia.edu


INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

Please reload

categorías / tags / categorie

Please reload

Fasti Congressuum is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional License
© 2014 by Fasti Congressuum. Proudly created by M. Cristina de la Escosura