T. B. L. Webster Lecture: "Caeciliopolis: A Greeker Rome?"

T. B. L. Webster Lecture: "Caeciliopolis:  A Greeker Rome?"
Date
25 April 2018, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Type
Lecture
Venue
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Niall Slater, Emory University

Every poet of comoedia palliata fabricated a Greek world for a Roman audience - but it was not always the same Greek world. Caecilius Statius, rated by some in antiquity a finer comic poet than Plautus, seems to have used a few more Greek titles and loanwords than other Roman comedians, but did these elements build a significantly different fictional space? Our brief tour of Caeciliopolis will examine if and how the characters and stories of his city differ from those of his better preserved comrades.

Contact

Valerie James
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