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History Lecture Series

Skeletons and Dining Couches: Eating and Dying in the Roman Empire

Wed. Jan. 29, 2020      7:30–9 p.m.

Kane Hall 130

Mira Green, Lecturer, History, UW

From stuffed dormice to recreational vomiting, modern ideas about ancient Roman eating practices fall back on images of decadent excess, set against a backdrop of violence and disease. But what does the evidence say about how the ancient Romans actually lived?

Admission: $12–$15; students free with valid ID.


Portrait: Mira GreenF. Mira Green is a Lecturer in Ancient History in the History Department at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on questions of hierarchy and power that are intertwined with a society’s ideas about daily life, food, slavery, sexuality, and the material expressions of mastery in the Roman world. She has published articles on the sexual lives of enslaved women and boys in ancient Rome, cooking and slavery in Roman households, and Roman authors’ use of digestion as a social and political critique. Full bio.


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