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204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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March 2017

Whose Classics? Diversity, Representation, and the Ancient World Today

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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A standing critique of Classics as a discipline has been its supposed celebration of "dead white men" and the "origins of Western Civilization."  But today's study of Classics recognizes the fundamental importance of diversity within the ancient Greco-Roman world, a time when millions from different ethnic, racial, social, religious, and geographic backgrounds jointly strove, suffered, and succeeded.  Furthermore, Classical cultures have an important role to play in today's discussions of diversity, as differences between ancient and modern conceptions of sexual…

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