backward roguery in Duran

anthony.appleyard at anthony.appleyard at
Mon Jul 21 18:36:56 UTC 2003

On 21 Jul 2003, at 10:29, John F. Schwaller wrote:
> Duran's description recalls to mind practices in other cultures which
> involve a temporary reversal (inversion) of the established hierarchy
> between master and servant, serf, or slave. Is this what is going on here?

If you mean: the masters serving the slaves: this happened in
ancient Rome in the Saturnalia.

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