Rape Culture in Ancient Rome

By: Molly Ashmore '15

Advising Faculty: Darryl Phillips

This study focuses on the passage of the Lex Julia de Adulteriis Coercendis as a pivotal moment for the examination of rape culture in Ancient Rome. 

Applying the modern understanding of rape culture a this series of case studies I will demonstrate how, in the after effects of the Lex Julia de Adulteriis Coercendis, the debate on sexual morality manifested in mainstream literature and art.

This honors thesis may be read in its entirety at Digital Commons @ Connecticut College.


Related Fields: Classics