Ancient Roman Theater: Comedy, Tragedy, Atellan farce, Pantomime

Roman regarded theatre almost as equal as chariot-racing and gladiatorial contests Two most popular variations were: Comedy & Tragedy Set the foundation for European culture & drama over other forms of ancient entertainment Romans were only people of classical antiquity to adapt Greek literature into their own language Originally plays were written in Greek, but…

Roman Women

Almost all the information we have about Roman women derives from elite Roman males Usually women we portrayed stereotypically Chaste wives, mothers, daughters Evil seductresses, scheming power-mongers Women and Public Life Women had no political rights They could not vote They could not be elected magistrates Could exemplify an idea Embody the values of the…