This paper creates a basic methodology for teaching rape in Latin literature using two Roman comedies as examples of its application. Through a close analysis of the comedies Hecyra and Aulularia this paper answers questions about the larger implications of these works and others like them on both ancient Roman and contemporary society. This paper examines the many benefits of reading and discussing rape texts and makes the argument that these texts should not be abandoned out of discomfort or a fear of being unable to properly address the subject of rape.
Rowe, Samantha A., "A Modern Approach: Teaching Rape in Roman New Comedy" (2015). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6621.
Classical Literature and Philology | Educational Methods | Women's Studies
Classics, Comedy, Rome, Aulularia, Hecyra, Plautus, Terence
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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