The mechanisms of mass communication during the periods of Athenian democracy and the Roman Republic.
Administration, archives, public monuments, letters and proclamations – from singing laws on Crete to imperial decrees. Word-of-mouth, false claims and gossip. Spoken communication led to not only different legislative versions but also gender inequality. Imperial Roman monuments with multilingual information, Monumentum Ancyranum. The historians who liked gossip.
The lecture will be presented in Slovenian, no simultaneous translation is provided.
Prof. dr. Svetlana Slapšak: How News Spread in Ancient Greece
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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.