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Hans Bork: Plautine Prayers and Holy Jokes: Staging Italic Ritual in Roman Comedy

February 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Building 110, Room 112

Open to faculty and students

A consideration of how the playwright Plautus transmutes prayers and other “serious” religious content into jokes, with special attention to the distinctly native, Italic background of this ritual material.

Hans Bork is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Classics at UCLA, where he is in the final stages of his dissertation project, which he will finish this year.  Hans is broadly interested in the intersection of language and identity, as well as jokes and humor, which naturally leads to a specific interest in Roman comedy and other Early Latin literature.

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