Time: 4:00 PM
Location: 35 Nicholson Hall
Associate Professor of Classics
Julius Caesar, the man of letters, has long stood forgotten in the shadow of the general, politician, and historian. His Gallic War, reduced to a Latin textbook of drab military history, has yet to receive the fresh reading warranted by the paradigmatic shift in the study of ancient historians as aspirants to literature rather than truth. In this talk I will sketch Caesar, the littérateur and linguist, with the help of new readings of his Gallic War.
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