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Julius Caesar–but with a Twist: The Man of Letters

Date: 03/07/2014

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: 35 Nicholson Hall

Cost: Free

Description:

Christopher Krebs
Associate Professor of Classics
Stanford University

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.

 

Contact:

  • Name: Classical Near & Eastern Studies
  • E-mail: cnes@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Classical and Near Eastern Studies

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Classical & Near Eastern Studies, cnes@umn.edu, and 612-625-5353.

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