How to Kill a Prisoner: The Poetics of Bondage in Ancient Greece


Anonymous ’13 writes in about a lecture lecture given by Marcus Folch of Columbia University, sponsored by the Classical Studies Department:

The ancient Greeks were the first peoples in Europe to invent a prison system. Marcus Folch will explore how and why the prison emerged in Greece (especially Athens), how it operated and altered the societies in which it evolved, and how ancient Greeks rationalized changing technologies of bondage within their legal systems, ideological frameworks, and literary and philosophical traditions.

Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Downey House Lounge (Room 200, 294 High Street)