An anthropological analysis of interlocution at symposia or reading vase paintings and narration.
The art of narration entailed proficiency in verbal techniques, which on the one hand facilitated effective communication and entertainment whilst testing the orator’s knowledge throughout and, on the other hand, cultivated the genre of detailed description that provided the basis for aesthetics. These skills did not diminish in importance after the decline of the Athenian democracy but constituted the basis for judicial rhetoric and education.
The lecture will be presented in Slovenian, no simultaneous translation is provided.
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.