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Prof. Levin-Richardson’s research on prostitution featured online

Submitted by Deborah E Kamen on March 13, 2022 - 1:43pm

To elucidate the world of ancient prostitution, Haaretz columnist Terry Madenholm turned to UW Classics Professor Sarah Levin-Richardson. Well known for her 2019 book, The Brothel of Pompeii: Sex, Class, and Gender at the Margins of the Roman Empire, Prof. Levin-Richardson was key to fleshing out the Roman side of prostitution—and its roots in exploitation—in  Madenholm’s article, “A Brief History of Prostitution in Ancient Greece and Rome.”

Prof. Levin-Richardson explains the roots of her research—growing up as a lesbian teen in North Carolina—in a recently released conversation about “Sex and History” (with Prof. Kristina Milnor) hosted by the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome.

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