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Annual John Percival Postgate Lecture with Professor Greg Woolf

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Religious Fundamentalism at Rome with Professor Greg Woolf

In this lecture, Professor Greg Woolf will discuss the history of the shifting and tangled relationship between imperialism and religious change at Rome. This is the period so brilliantly illuminated by the religious thought of Cicero that it has sometimes seemed typical of classical Republican religion. Woolf's argument is that the reverse is true, that this period is exceptional in a series of ways that makes it possible to speak of religious fundamentalism at Rome, or a temporary closing of the Roman religious mind.

Greg Woolf is a cultural historian of the Roman Empire and surrounding regions. Much of his work uses social theory to connect archaeological and historical information about antiquity. Since January 2015, he has been the Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, and Professor of Classics at the University of London. Previous to this, Woolf taught at the University of Leicester and the University of Oxford, and from 1998 to 2014, he was Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews.

The lecture will take place 6.15pm-7.15pm and be followed by a free drinks reception and buffet for all.

About John Percival Postgate:

John Percival Postgate (1853-1926), Professor of Latin at Liverpool from 1909 to 1920, is best known for his editions of the Latin poets and for his role in the foundation of the Classical Association. The annual Postgate Lecture, funded from the John Percival Postgate Trust, is intended to relate classical culture and its study to a broader audience.

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