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RESCHEDULED: The Roman Kings: Genealogies of Power

Christopher Smith, University of St Andrews

March 8, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm EST · 161 East Pyne

Department of Classics, Humanities Council

Rome’s kings have been interpreted in many ways – as Indo-European prototypes, genuinely remembered heroes of the archaic city, inventions of mid-Republican families on the make, foils for despots from eastern potentates to the emperors.  This lecture will present some of the complexities of the tradition, before discussing the one seemingly secure aspect of Roman kingship – its grasp on power.

Please note new location: 161 East Pyne

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