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  • Two Approaches to Examining Slave Presence in the Plautine Audience

    Perspective view of a Roman Amphitheatre Reviewing Brown and Richlin in Conjunction & Comparison By Sara J. Chopra   I.                Background   To the people of ancient Rome, spectacle was an immense aspect of daily life. Whether it be chariot races, festivals, or city-wide processions, these events collectively contributed to Roman arts and performance culture. […]

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  • Slaves in Free Spaces

    Open Dimensions of Space, Socioeconomic Mobility, and Anxiety About Identity in Classical Athens By Elizabeth Vo-Phamhi   1. Introduction.   World history from antiquity to the present day has abounded with examples of classism and xenophobia as counterforces against socioeconomic mobility and the democratization of opportunity. Societies with servile components are particularly rich in these […]

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