Insults in Classical Athens (annual AIA Faculty Lecture)

Deborah Kamen (UW Classics)
(Debbie Berne Design)
Hosted via Zoom by the University of Puget Sound; contact for the Zoom link

In ancient Greece, as today, insults ranged from playful mockery to serious affronts. This talk explores the various social and cultural roles played by insults in classical Athens, including obscene banter at festivals, satire on the comic stage, invective in the courtroom, forbidden slanderous speech, and violent attacks on other people’s honor.

The annual Faculty Lecture on Classical Culture of the Puget Sound Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. For a list of previous lecturers and titles, please click HERE.