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Two Thousand Years of Sexual Harassment

Amy Richlin, Professor of Classics at UCLA, studies outgroups and muted groups in the Roman empire: women, slaves, sexual minorities, indigenous people in the provinces. 

Richlin will discuss sexual harassment: the Greeks made a joke of it, but in Rome you could sue. Yet whose honor was at stake? Roman legal definitions of street harassment point to norms for female virtue that have lasted from antiquity to the present. Has U.S. sexual harassment law caused a change? Time’s up: again


Chambers Hance Auditorium (CHAM-4121)

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Veltri, Lee A