‘For I have no other sun but you’ Husbands and wives in Graeco-Roman Egypt

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‘For I have no other sun but you’ Husbands and wives in Graeco-Roman Egypt

This event occurred in the past

‘For I have no other sun but you’ Husbands and wives in Graeco-Roman Egypt

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location

Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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The study of emotions is currently a thriving field of research in Classical Studies and Ancient History, but how do historians study emotions when all they have are texts scattered in place and time? This talk will discuss texts written in Greek, on papyrus, and in Egypt during the Greek and Roman occupation of the country (3rd century BCE-3rd century CE). Its focus will be on the emotions of everyday husbands and wives as reflected in marriage contracts, legal petitions, and private letters, and on how cultural background and social circumstances shape the representation, display, and manifestation of emotions in such texts.

Maryline Parca, PhD, teaches ancient Greek in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures, and is affiliated with the Program in Classical Studies at USD.

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