Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Mark this on your calendars: On November 20, Melanie Racette-Campbell, an MA candidate in CMRS, will be giving a talk on "Pederasty and the Other in Classical Athens" as part of the campus Sexualities and Gender Discussion Series. The informal social institution of pederasty played an important role in the education and acculturation of aristocratic boys in Ancient Greece. Melanie's paper considers the ways in which it served to introduce the youth into elite political and social networks and to smooth his change of status from that of an “other” to that of a man. Stay tuned for further details as to the exact time and location.