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Venus Maritima - Pompeii. Wolf of the Capitoline - Rome. Or, What the Romans Can Tell Us. Agenda. Writing Corner What’s not Right? Background Some History Roman S&G 101 Social History, Cultural Values, or What Would Finnis & Nussbaum Say?. Writing Corner. What’s Not Right?.

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or what the romans can tell us
Venus Maritima - Pompeii

Wolf of the Capitoline - Rome

Or, What the Romans Can Tell Us

agenda
Agenda
  • Writing Corner
    • What’s not Right?
  • Background
    • Some History
  • Roman S&G 101
    • Social History, Cultural Values, or What Would Finnis & Nussbaum Say?

Introduction to Romans

writing corner
Writing Corner

What’s Not Right?

what do you see
What Do You See?
  • In Halperin’s One Hundred Years of Homosexuality [titles], he [pron] said
    • “The debate to which you refer reflects a longstanding (and some would argue, sterile) ideological dispute [text text text].” (Halperin, pg. 32.) [quotes]
  • Because enkrateia is about honor. Because it’s extremely easy to prove they’re beliefs. [frags, they] Sexuality was a debate between Ancient Grecians since Time Immemorial up to the present and Foucault publishes around it and a scholar writes about it and when you are reading them. [frag, florid, padding AR, CT, case, they, you]
background
Background

Some History…

slide6
Basilica of Maxentius

Arch of Constantine

slide7
Capitoline Wolf

Augustus

Ancient Italy

Roman Empire

roman s g 101
Roman S&G 101

Social History, Cultural Values

virtus romana
Virtus romana

virtus“manliness / courage / virtue”

mos maiorum“way of the ancestors”

pietas“filial devotion”

gravitas“seriousness”

severitas“uncompromising moral austerity”

pudicitia“sexual continence”

Bust of Roman aristocrat, late Republic (1st cent. BCE)

Introduction to Romans

women athenian v roman
Athenian women

elite

emphasis on marriage, procreation

legal minors

non-propertied (mostly)

non-educated (??)

non-political

domestic

sexually-socially restricted

non-elite

employed outside home

Roman women

elite

emphasis on marriage, procreation

also legal minors (with certain freedoms)

propertied

educated

politically influential

prominent outside house

socially-sexually less restricted

non-elite

involved in trades

Women: Athenian v. Roman…

Introduction to Romans

sex gender status dichotomies
senior v. junior

active v. passive

vir v.

femina

puer

cinaedus

matrona v.

virgo

meretrix

ingenuus/ingenua v.

servus/serva

libertus/liberta

patronus v. cliens

Sex-Gender-Status-Dichotomies

Introduction to Romans

stuprum versus pudicitia
stuprum

debauchery

lewdness

violation

pudicitia

modesty

chastity

virtue

Stuprum versus pudicitia

from Lewis and Short, A Latin Dictionary

Introduction to Romans

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