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Event type
Seminar
Series
Conversations and Disputations
Event dates
, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Address
Online- via Zoom
Speakers
Darrel Janzen (University of British Columbia)
Contact
ihr.events@sas.ac.uk
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In this paper, Darrel Janzen (University of British Columbia) explores the ideological assumptions that often underlie imperial Roman literary representations of elite men’s voluntary solitude, examining the accounts of the villa-bound solitude of Pollius Felix (Stat. Silv. 2.2) and Pliny the Younger (Ep. 2.17). The paper argues that the voluntary solitude of elite Roman men in these literary portraits is based on profound privilege that is derived from their gender, and social and economic statuses.

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