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The NIAF Pellegri Distinguished Lecture: Are we Rome or Greece?

Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Is the United States an aggressive empire or a peaceful republic? Do we primarily model ourselves after ancient Rome or ancient Greece? Those are questions Americans have asked themselves since the founding of the United States, according to Professor Caroline Winterer of Stanford University. Her talk will explore why Americans since the founding era have found the ancient world to be relevant to modern questions, and why they continue to do so today, especially in the wake of 9/11.
 

Caroline Winterer is director of the Stanford Humanities Center and Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities. She is also Professor of History and, by courtesy, Professor of Classics, at Stanford University.

 
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, with the generous support of the NIAF Pellegri Program on Roman Antiquity and Its Legacy in America.
 
 

3:30 p.m. - Introduction and talk by Caroline Winterer
 
5 p.m. - Reception