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Deborah Kamen

Associate Professor of Classics, Adjunct in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Graduate Program Coordinator

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(206) 543-2526
DEN 262F
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Mondays 1-2, Thursdays 11-12, and by appointment


Ph.D. Classics, UC Berkeley, 2005
M.St. Greek History, New College, Oxford, 1999
B.A. Classical Languages, Bryn Mawr, 1998
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I am broadly interested in Greek cultural and social history, with a particular focus on slavery. My book Status in Classical Athens (Princeton University Press, 2013) maps a spectrum of ten social and legal statuses in classical Athens, questioning the ideology of three neatly defined status groups—slave, metic, and citizen—so commonly found in both ancient Greek literature and modern classical scholarship. In addition to my work on Greek historical topics, I have written a number of articles on Roman slavery and sexuality.


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