Prison without Punishment Jail without Justice:
Reflections on the History of Incarceration in Classical Greece and Rome
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Browsing Room, Founders Library, Howard University
500 Howard Pl, NW
Washington, DC 20059
For the Eighteenth Annual Frank M. Snowden, Jr. lecture and Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Roundtable, Dr. Marcus Folch will tell the story of three prisoners in the ancient Mediterranean and explore what their stories tell us about ancient prisons and their modern legacy in a talk entitled, “Prison without Punishment Jail without Justice: Reflections on the History of Incarceration in Classical Greece and Rome”.
The event is part of the Symposium on Incarceration in honor of Frank M. Snowden, Jr. on February 26-28, 2020.
About the speaker
Author of The City and the Stage: Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato’s Laws (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Associate Professor at Columbia University, Marcus Folch is currently working on a monograph on the history of punishment and incarceration in antiquity provisionally entitled Bondage, Incarceration, and the Prison in Ancient Greece and Rome: A Cultural and Literary History.