How the Greeks exploited Roman tourists – elite tourism.
Hotels, sports events, rituals for tourists, descriptions of tourist attractions, antiques and souvenir trade. Gastronomy travelogues. A trip to Greece constituted the highest degree of study (including compulsory translation of Greek texts), and seeing the sights confirmed the elite status of a Roman subject. When touring Greece, a visit to different philosophical schools was a must.
The lecture will be presented in Slovenian, no simultaneous translation is provided.
Prof. dr. Svetlana Slapšak: Ancient Travelogues, Tourism, Souvenirs
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Anthropologist Prof. Dr. Svetlana Slapšak has a PhD in classical studies. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Dr. Slapšak is a retired professor of anthropology of the Greek and Roman worlds, anthropology of gender and the Balkan studies, and former dean of the Postgraduate Faculty of Humanities in Ljubljana.
She is an exceptional lecturer and author of over 50 books. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the initiative 1000 Women for Peace.